HOLLYWOOD – 1973 Nicolas Roeg classic Don’t Look Now is to be ruined by the team that made Liam Neeson forgettable.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman – the producing partnership that brought us such sub-Neeson slop as Unknown and Non-Stop – have acquired the rights and are currently deciding whether to continue ruining Liam Neeson’s career or if they want to bring in a remake ruining specialist such as Mark Wahlberg was has a proven record of ruining remakes.
The original film was based on a Daphne Du Maurier short story, but used that inspiration to create a highly original, experimental and sophisticated movie which is at once a serious and erotic relationship drama, an art movie and one of the creepiest horror films ever made. An architect John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his wife (Julie Christie) are in Venice, where Baxter is renovating a church. The couple are trying to rebuild their lives following the death of their daughter, who drowned in their pond. A series of murders are taking place in the city of canals and John is disturbed by his wife’s friendship with a pair of spiritualist sisters.
The reboot / reiteration / re-imagining is unlikely to bear little relationship to the original.