Joe Dante is listening to the call of the American remake trend. Along with producing partner Elizabeth Stanley, he’ll be shepherding a U.S. redo of ECOUTE LE TEMPS (LISTEN TO TIME, also being called FISSURES in the States), a French thriller that made its world premiere at Los Angeles’ AFI over the weekend. Fango was there to catch a follow-up screening last night—more on that in a future piece on the Hollywood festival and all of its genre offerings.
FISSURES marks the feature debut of director Alante Kavaite, who weaves a heavy tale of a young woman (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF’s stunning Emilie Dequenne, pictured) who uses her talents in motion picture sound recording to solve the mysterious murder of her mother. Stanley and Dante will contribute to FISSURES from a producing standpoint only, and have brought aboard Eduardo (CURANDERO) Rodriguez to direct based on a script by Greg Tak. Rodriguez recently swooped in to take over reshoots on THE MESSENGERS for Ghost House Pictures. Again, stay tuned for Fango’s minireview of FISSURES in our AFI coverage.