Alejandro Amenábar‘s 2001 gothic horror The Others is getting the remake treatment.
A hodgepodge of producing names are involved, including Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin (who produced David Cronenberg‘s Maps To The Stars), Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin, FilmSharks’ Guido Rud, and Miller Way’s Michael and Jeeny Miller.
The Others, which Amenábar wrote, directed, and even scored, stars Nicole Kidman as a widow in 1945 England who lives in a sprawling home with two children suffering from photosensitivity. When a supernatural force invades the family’s lives, things get spooky, topped off by an all-timer of an ending.
Obviously with only producers involved right now, it’s hard to gauge how excited we should be about this remake. Does The Others need to be remade? Probably not, it’s pretty timeless. Is there a way to rejig it into, say, a contemporary setting to explore some new themes? Yes, but only with the right director/screenwriter.
If good, creative names aren’t attached to this, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it turn out like this year’s The Grudge remake – buried within a January release and panned worldwide. Did you even know there was a Grudge remake released this year?
Hopefully that’s not the case, but we’ll now play the waiting game to see if anyone on note becomes attached to the project.