Hollywood: Recycling Blockbuster K-Horror, Adapting American Best-Sellers

Posted by Dale Townshend on March 30, 2009 in News tagged with

The Uninvited (2009) is the American remake of South Korean blockbuster  psychological thriller, A Tale of Two Sisters (2003). It was first released in January 2009 in North America and it will be released on April 24 in the UK. It has been produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie Mac Donald, both of them key figures in the westernization of Asian horror films. i.e. The Ring I and II. The Uninvited is Tom and Charlie Guard’s first feature film.  To enjoy the trailer and know everything about the movie, visit: www.uninvitedmovie.com/

On the other hand, this summer director Mick Garris and producer Mark Sennet will tentatively begin shooting  the adaptation of Stephen King’s Bag of Bones (1998). Currently, the use of the Maine location is being discussed since an adjustment of the state’s film incentive program is required. Stephen King and Maine’s scenery are tightly linked because his works have a "Down East" flavour, not easy to find in other settings. However, Sennet has considered other possible sites such as Massachusetts, Louisiana, Michigan and Georgia. Some critics say that US horror has run out of new ideas since the 1980s, let us wait and see if the story of the novelist Mike Noonan, haunted by the ghost of his wife, can make up the critics’ minds. For more information you can go to:  http://www.fangoriaonline.com/home/news/9-film-news/1696-bag-of-bones-movie-sets-its-sights-on-maine.html




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