The remake of Pascal Laugier
‘s violent French horror film Martyrs
is moving forward with Daniel Stamm
(The Last Exorcism) hired to serve behind the lens.
The film tells the story of Lucie and Anna, two orphans who develop a strong bond with each other, until one of them seeks revenge on a family who may or may not have abused her as a child.
Stamm shares his thoughts on the remake:
Martyrs is very nihilistic. The American approach [that I’m looking at] would go through all that darkness but then give a glimmer of hope. You don’t have to shoot yourself when it’s over.
Every time you think you know where it’s going, it goes somewhere else. It plays on things that are familiar – like two friends who can’t be separated, kind of a Forrest Gump and Jenny situation. But then it takes a turn, and in doing so asks interesting quesitons. ‘If you have a best friend in the world and she goes crazy, how much do you owe this friend to go down with them?’ It’s much more than a horror film.
The new movie will is produced by Twilight
producer Wyck Godfrey
, who previously stated that he wants Kristen Stewart
in the lead role but Stamm denied any rumor that she would star in the remake.
Stamm is also attached to another horror movie, Reincarnate, the second installment of the Night Chronicles
from M. Night Shyamalan. Reincarnate is reportedly going into production in 2011, which likely means that the remake of Martyrs
No production date has been set.