Mark Hartley's remake of Aussie horror 'Patrick' has begun production in Melbourne. The project which stars Charles Dance ('Alien 3'), Rachel Griffiths ('Muriel's Wedding', 'Six Feet Under') and down under hottie Sharni Vinson -below ('Bait') kicked off shooting as originally scheduled for this month. The redo is based upon the flick by Richard Franklin's 1978 original where a comatosed patient is able to kill though his power of telekinesis all in order to score his private nurse (played by Vinson) as his own. Justin King penned the script.
"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 Roget’s 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 Patrick’s 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."
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