It appears that almost 20 years is plenty of time for one of the better horror films in recent memory, “The Others,” to get a brand-new take.
According to Deadline, Sentient Entertainment has purchased the rights to remake the 2001 film, “The Others.” Written and directed by Alejandro Amenabar, “The Others” starred Nicole Kidman as a woman that protected her sick kids by isolating them in a mansion. And of course, as this is a horror film, things begin to take a turn for the worse. The report claims that Sentient isn’t interested in doing a straight remake of the film, and instead, is looking to “reimagine” the film in a modern setting.
“I am honored to be able to work on my favorite horror film of all time, ‘The Others,’ and to bring this reimagining to the big screen for new audiences,” said Sentient’s Renee Tab. “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.”
As of now, there’s no one other than producer Tab attached to work on the film, as the production company is still on the hunt for more cast and crew. Obviously, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the delay in just about every current Hollywood production, it could be a while before we find out who will take on the task of reinventing one of the best horror films of the last 20 years.
If nothing else, consider this a reminder to watch “The Others” again, or maybe for the first time, if you missed it in 2001. If you’re a subscriber to HBO, you can stream the film now. Otherwise, you can watch the trailer below.