I’m really excited about this project, and not just because Charlize Theron is on board to star as the lead.
The thing with Zwart Water (which actually means black water) is that we’re actually talking about a remake of the Dutch supernatural thriller, known in North America as Two Eyes Staring.
In case you’re not so familiar with that one, I will refresh your memory with the trailer you can check out right here at FilmoFilia. In case you know what I’m talking about – you’re a real horror fan and I congratulate you!
So, Scott Derrickson is on board to direct the remake which follows a young girl who discovers her new friend is actually her mother’s dead twin. It’s not hard to guess that Theron will portray the mother in the remake, who is said to be slightly unhinged.
Derrickson will direct the whole thing from a script by Paul Harris Boardman, man responsible for Derrickson’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Day the Earth Stood Still. So, it sounds great.
And if you want even more details, here’s the synopsis of the Zwart Water:
“Nine-year-old Lisa has always thought that her mother, Christine, looked at her like she was someone else. As a result, Lisa feels disconnected from her mother, but is very close to her father, Paul. When her maternal grandmother dies leaving the family a huge old house, Lisa and her parents move from Holland to Belgium. The house was Christine’s childhood home, but she had a falling out with her mother and hadn’t been back in years. Moving to a new location can be a very traumatic experience for a nine-year-old girl.
Lisa is lonely, bored and frankly a little bit put out (particularly with her mother) for putting her through the move. To ease the isolation, Lisa creates an imaginary friend to keep her company and join her on her explorations of the large, old house. Her parents aren’t terrifically concerned about this development. Lisa has always had an active imagination and actually left an old imaginary friend back in Holland. When her invisible friend starts to explain secrets about her mother’s childhood and her previously unmentioned twin sister, however, the fabric starts to unravel in this small family unit. Tensions increase, Lisa’s behavior becomes erratic and potentially dangerous, and nuances are unearthed about Christine’s childhood secrets that cast them in a very sinister light.”
So, what do you think about this? Let us know, and stay tuned for more updates!
Zwart Water Dutch trailer