Hollywood has another horror reboot in its sights, as Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others is the latest movie to get the remake treatment.
The psychological horror famously starred Nicole Kidman as a wartime mother, left at home to look after her children. Things take a sinister turn when the three servants she hired are revealed to have a terrifying tie to the house. Couple this with her children having a rare photosensitivity disorder, and things soon go from bad to worse.
According to Deadline, Sentient Entertainment has secured the rights to The Others and is planning a remake. Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin are signed on as producers alongside Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin. As The Others approaches its 20th anniversary, Tab explained says, “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 Others seems to be taking its lead from Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, which boldly revamped Universal’s classic monster for the 21st Century. Given the recent coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of people who can relate to Tab’s words about self-isolation.
While there’s no news on a potential cast, Variety claims the remake has attracted some serious attention from a number of Hollywood A-listers. Given that the original made an impressive $209.9 million against a budget of just $17 million and went on to become a cult classic, there are sure to be high expectations for the reboot.
The remake is reportedly a modern take on Alejandro Amenábar's The Others, which starred Nicole Kidman in the psychological horror.