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Horror Classic 'Don't Look Now' to Get Remake From StudioCanal (Exclusive)
Classic 1970s horror movie Don’t Look Now is getting the remake treatment.
StudioCanal is revisiting the movie with Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company on board to produce a new iteration.
Directed by Nicolas Roeg, the 1973 atmospheric supernatural thriller starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple grieving the death of their daughter. While in Venice, they meet two Catholic nuns, one of whom claims to be clairvoyant and is in contact with their daughter in the afterlife. The woman brings an ominous message from the afterlife, warning that their lives are in danger. The movie was based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the author behind The Birds and Rebecca, which were adapted by Alfred Hitchcock.
The movie was known for its stylish editing style and generated notoriety for its graphic sex scene, with debate persisting to this day whether or not Sutherland and Christie engaged in actual intercourse.
No writer is attached, but the producers and company are looking to follow a similar game plan as the one they followed in their remake of Escape from New York — finding the project a studio home, and then attaching writing talent. Studios are already expressing interest in Don’t Look Now.
Rona and Heineman, who were behind Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop among other action thrillers, have The Tracking of a Russian Spy eyeing a fall start. They are also behind one of the several Robin Hood projects that have popped up around town; Nottingham and Hood is set up at Disney.