What a mess! On one side we have a 2010 Canadian indie Good Neighbours, directed by Jacob Tierney, with Jay Baruchel, Anne-Marie Cadieux and Diane D’Aquila in the leading roles. On the other side – we have The Good Neighbor, (apparently an upcoming remake of the Tierney’s movie) which already has director Stephan Rick on board, and Sam Rockwell in negotiations to play the male lead.
The news comes from BD who report that Ross Partridge is in charge for the The Good Neighbor script, and that an offer has been made to Sam Rockwell although he’s yet to be attached.
The new version should center on a journalist named David, who becomes close with his new neighbor, Robert.
The night goes out of control when David accidentally kills a young woman. Robert is already willing to protect his new friend, and helps hides the evidence. Things get strange when Robert will stop at nothing to keep his new friend from being taken away.
This sounds like a pretty good story, but as I said at the beginning – we’re still confused with the whole thing.
First, because Stephan Rick already has a movie titled The Good Neighbour (you can read the story on their official website), and second – because the above mentioned (new) plot has nothing to do with Jacob Tierney‘s movie which revolved around a series of unsolved murders that raised suspicions among the residents of a Montreal apartment building.
So, the real question is – which one is getting a remake?
Guess they’re talking about a US remake of Rick’s The Good Neigbour after all…