Writer/director Douglas Buck gave Fango some exciting news about the remake of Brian De Palma’s SISTERS that he’s currently working on with Pressman Films. “I recently received word from David Cronenberg’s assistant that David has agreed to take a small part in the film,” Buck tells us. “He will play Dr. Lucas Bryant, walking down a hallway in old documentary footage, explaining to the camera why he needs to seperate the mentally troubled Siamese twins Angelica and Annabella Tristiana.”
The filmmaker further confirms, “SISTERS is on schedule for production in February 2006. We have just agreed to terms with Asia Argento to take the dual lead role originally played by Margot Kidder in the ’73 film. Asia is only available in February, so we decided to no longer shoot in Montreal [the originally announced location] because of the extreme weather. We were going to shoot in New Orleans, but after the tragedy there, we are now working with reputable production manager Jacky Morgan to locate an alternate, equally Gothic and atmospheric Louisiana city like Shreveport or Monroe. We are in negotiations with an interesting actor for the reporter Grace Collier, but nothing is confirmed yet.” Look for more on SISTERS on this site and in FANGORIA magazine in the coming months.