Brian Grazer will produce and Ron Howard may direct an American version of recent French thriller “Cache” (aka. “Hidden”) for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
Michael Haneke wrote and helmed the original, which starred Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche, was released in the US around Xmas 2005 by Sony Classics.
The story follows the fracturing family of a TV show literary critic who receives increasingly disturbing videos in the mail of their personal lives being filmed surreptitiously.
The US remake is expected to beef up the suspense elements and consequences of the character’s actions reports Variety.
The list joins Howard’s long list of potential vehicles including an adaptation of the play “Frost/Nixon,” the big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons,” and garment industry expose “The Look of Real”.