CineTel Films has acquired rights for a threatical remake 1978 female revenge thriller “I Spit on Your Grave” says Variety.
In the Meir Zarchi-directed original, a woman is abducted, brutally attacked and raped and then left for dead. She survives, hunts her attackers and dispatches them in graphic ways – causing the film to be widely criticized and often banned for its explicit depiction of sex and violence.
These days however with the likes of the “Saw” and “Hostel” franchises, the original no longer seem as outrageous and so pitches are being taken to find a way to “ratchet up the shock factor”.
The remake rights were owned by Meir Zarchi, who directed, produced and wrote the original. Though the majority of CineTel’s releases are straight-to-DVD titles, the company will make “Spit” for a theatrical release.