Ben Young To Write & Direct Blumhouse Remake Of ‘The Bedroom Window’ | Film News

 

Per Deadline, Studiocanal and Blumhouse are teaming up on a remake of Curtis Hanson‘s 1987 thriller The Bedroom Window. The studios have hired Ben Young to write and direct a new version of the thriller that originally starred Steve Guttenberg and Elizabeth McGovern.

 

The original film is based on Anne Holden‘s novel, The Witnesses, and follows a man sleeping with his boss’s wife. During the affair, she observes from his bedroom window a violent attack on a young woman. He goes to the police on his lover’s behalf to report a crime he didn’t actually witness. Soon he becomes a suspect and potential target for the attacker.

 

Young made his directorial debut with 2016’s Hounds Of Love and followed that up with the Netflix release Extinction. He has flashed potential for thrills and suspense, and should be a good fit here. He’s also dabbled in commercials, music videos, fashion films and television throughout his young career.

 

The Bedroom Window is one of those quintissential late 80s/early 90s erotic thrillers that used to dominate multiplexes. Obviously, that’s no longer the case. But Blumhouse has proven they’re very adept at re-jigging old pastimes into something with a modern spin. Hopefully they can do the same here.

 

Or maybe the erotic thriller is simply making a comeback. After all, Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal) has his own revival of the genre, Deep Water, entering production soon with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas on board. There have been more surprising trends in cinema history. We’ll see.

 

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