MORE ASIAN HORROR REMAKES
There?s more activity on the busy Asian-horror-remake front. According to The Hollywood Reporter, DreamWorks, which launched the whole trend with its hit THE RING, has won a heated bidding war for the U.S. update rights to A TALE OF TWO SISTERS. This Korean feature is about a pair of siblings, just released from a mental hospital, who go to recuperate at the home of their stepmother?who proves to be unbalanced. If that?s not troubling enough, a ghost also gets involved. Directed by Kim Jee-woon, the original movie has been a box-office hit this month in its home country; Craig Rosenberg has been hired to pen the redux, which RING?s Walter F. Parkes and Laurie McDonald will produce. Meanwhile, Variety reports that Ryne Pearson, who wrote the novel upon which MERCURY RISING was based and whose chiller script KNOWING is set to be helmed by Richard (DONNIE DARKO) Kelly, is writing Paramount and Cruise/Wagner?s Americanization of THE EYE, the Pang Brothers? ghost story currently playing in limited release from Palm Pictures.
Courtesy of Fangoria