Deadline reports that the film rights to the Nicole Kidman horror/thriller The Others have been acquired by Sentient Entertainment for a remake. The film will celebrate it’s 20th anniversary next year.
Producer Renee Tab talked about her excitement about the remake.
TAB: “I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, The Others, and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences. It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey.”
The original film was written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar, which was seemingly inspired by the novel Turn of The Screw.
THE OTHERS – Grace (Nicole Kidman), the devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), moves her family to the English coast during World War II. She awaits word on her missing husband while protecting her children from a rare photosensitivity disease that causes the sun to harm them. Anne claims she sees ghosts, Grace initially thinks the new servants are playing tricks but chilling events and visions make her believe something supernatural has occurred.
We’ll certainly keep following updates on the remake.