StudioCanal and The Picture Company are planning a remake of Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 atmospheric supernatural thriller classic “Don’t Look Now” which often makes many ‘top lists’ of the best horror films of all time.
Based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, the original starred Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple grieving over the accidental death of their daughter.
The pair move to Venice for the husband’s work and to try and rebuild their marriage. They encounter two sisters, one whom claims to be clairvoyant and informs them that their daughter is trying to contact them.
The husband dismisses their claims at first, but he soon starts to experience mysterious sightings himself including what appears to be a small child dressed in the red raincoat that his daughter was wearing the day she died. At the same time, there are reports of a serial killer at large in Venice.
The film was not only known for its stylish editing and filmmaking, but also for its notorious sex scene which, to this day, it remains unclear if Sutherland and Christie engaged in actual intercourse or very convincing simulated sex.
No writer is attached at present, but Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman are producing the remake.
Source: Heat Vision