Matt Sobel (“Take Me To The River”) has been attached to direct the English-language remake of the 2014 Austrian horror thriller “Goodnight Mommy” for Playtime and Animal Kingdom. Filming aims to begin in the third quarter of 2019.
The story follows Elias and his twin brother Lukas who live in an isolated lake house. Their mother returns, her face covered in bandages as the result of recent cosmetic surgery.
Lukas delights in her uncharacteristically new lax house rules, but Elias starts suspecting that the woman beneath the gauze isn’t really their mother.
Sobel will oversee a draft written by Kyle Warren, based on their shared take on the original film. David Kaplan (“It Follows,” “It Comes at Night”) will produce alongside Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Valery Guibal.