BUCK SET TO SHOOT SISTERS
Filmmaker Doug Buck, who has won praise and notoriety for his grueling short movies, gave Fango an update on his first feature, a remake of Brian De Palma?s 1973 shocker SISTERS. 'After a series of delays, which were the result of some rights issues that popped up, we?re now moving forward on the second draft of the script,' Buck tells us. 'We?re looking to go into production on SISTERS in the spring of next year in Montreal.'
Of his approach to remaking De Palma?s movie, starring Margot Kidder as Siamese twins?one of whom is a murderer?Buck says, 'The original version was a very special film, and there are a lot of different ways you can go with it, which I?m very exited about. I plan to be faithful to the original, while imbuing it with some of my own interests and concerns. Ed Pressman and ContentFilm, the producers, were very happy with the first draft, and the new draft will just involve a series of character revisions here and there.' Pressman and ContentFilm?s last genre production, LOVE OBJECT, was shot on digital video, but Buck says of SISTERS, 'We?ll be shooting on film, for sure. We discussed it, and I fought for film, and that?s the way we?re going to go.' New York-area fans can catch Buck?s previous work, combined into the feature-length FAMILY PORTRAITS: A TRILOGY OF AMERICA, at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater (155 East 3rd Street at Avenue A) October 13-19.
Courtesy of Fangoria