LA-based Sentient Entertainment has won the remake rights to Nicole Kidman horror movie hit The Others, which generated $200M global when it was released in 2001.
As reported by Deadline, the plan is to reinvent and modernize the story and we understand the project is already attracting significant interest from A-list talent and studio backers.
Sentient’s manager and producer Renee Tab said on this latest acquisition:￼
“It is almost eerie and uncanny how timely the themes are today: self-isolation, paranoia and fear, and of course the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm. We look forward to unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose pain and demons draw viewers into a truly compassionate journey”.
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of Alejandro Amenabar’s timely self-isolation tale about a war widow who hides her children away in an isolated mansion due to a rare disease characterized by photo sensitivity. The arrival of three mysterious servants unlocks the house’s terrifying secrets.
Kidman was Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated for her turn and writer-director Amenabar won Goyas for Best Director and Screenplay.
Get your copy of The Others on Amazon now.