When it comes to memorable horror movie endings, films like Sleepaway Camp and The Sixth Sense immediately come to mind. And right up there with those two is 1973’s Don’t Look Now, which ends with an elderly dwarf hacking away at Donald Sutherland’s neck with a knife.
The classic thriller is next up on the remake chopping block, reveals The Hollywood Reporter today. 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 atmospheric supernatural thriller starred 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.
No writer is attached but the producers and company are looking to follow a similar game plan they worked with their remake of Escape from New York: finding the project a studio home then attaching writing talent. Studios are already expressing interest in Don’t Look Now.