Sentient Wins Remake Rights To Nicole Kidman Horror ‘The Others’, Alejandro Amenabar’s Timely Self-Isolation Chiller Which Made $200M+
EXCLUSIVE: In a aggressive state of affairs, LA-based Sentient Leisure has gained the remake rights to Nicole Kidman horror film hit The Others, which scared up north of $200M international when it was launched in 2001.
Subsequent 12 months will mark the 20th anniversary of Alejandro Amenabar’s well timed self-isolation story a couple of struggle widow who hides her kids away in an remoted mansion resulting from a uncommon illness characterised by photosensitivity. The arrival of three mysterious servants unlocks the home’s terrifying secrets and techniques. Kidman was Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated for her flip and writer-director Amenabar gained Goyas for Finest Director and Screenplay.
Sentient struck the profitable take care of remake rights specialist FilmSharks and Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo’s Video Mercury. Cerezo initially acquired the movie rights when he bought Sogecine, previously owned by Canal Plus.
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The plan is to reinvent and modernize the story and we perceive the mission is already attracting important curiosity from A-list expertise and studio backers.
The movie will probably be produced by Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, in addition to Aliwen Leisure’s Lucas Akoskin. Veteran Spanish producer Cerezo (Fortunate Star) will govt produce alongside FilmSharks’ Guido Rud and Miller Method’s Michael and Jeeny Miller.
Supervisor and producer Tab, whose credit embrace David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars and Jennifer Garner action-thriller Peppermint, was lately Emmy-nominated for FX restricted collection Feud: Bette and Joan. Sentient’s present slate contains Sierra/eOne function Dropping Clementine, which has Jessica Chastain connected, action-thriller Alphas which is about to star Sam Worthington, and Taken director Pierre Morel’s untitled Netflix thriller.
Tab instructed us, “I’m honored to have the ability to work on my favourite horror movie of all time, The Others, and to convey this reimagining to the massive display for brand spanking new audiences. It’s virtually eerie and uncanny how well timed the themes are at the moment: self-isolation, paranoia and concern, and naturally the extraordinary want to guard our kids and ourselves from hurt. We stay up for unraveling the layers behind lead character Grace, whose ache and demons draw viewers into a really compassionate journey.”
Lucas Akoskin’s producing credit embrace HBO movie Nightingale with David Oyelowo, and Captive starring Kate Mara and Oyelowo. Trade veteran Cerezo has labored with Spanish luminaries together with Penelope Cruz, Alex De La Iglesia, Jose Luis Cuerda and Maribel Verdu. Rud has labored on films together with Gustavo Hernandez’s You Shall Not Sleep, Korean hit All About My Spouse and Lat Am horror Morgue.
Sentient was repped on the deal by legal professional Kevin Mills of Kaye & Mills.