It appears that 2013 will not only bring us telekinetic terror when little 'Carrie's mind-control goes out of control in Kimberly Peirce's remake but will also see Australian telekinesis-based horror 'Patrick' get the remake treatment. The 'Patrick' redo, based on Richard Franklin's 1978 Aussie horror tale, has just finally secured a shoot date with Mark Hartley at the helm for this coming November. In anticipation a new piece of teaser sales artwork has been unveiled for the project penned by Justin King. British actor Charles Dance ('Alien 3') stars along with Aussie gals Rachel Griffiths ('Muriel's Wedding', 'Six Feet Under') and the gorgeous Sharni Vinson ('Bait'). Head below for the sales art and extended plot synopsis.
"After killing is mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Rogetís treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.
When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrickís communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession."
'Patrick' Sales Art