The 1973 classic supernatural horror Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is getting a remake courtesy of StudioCanal. According to THR Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona have signed on to produce but no writer or director has been attached as yet.
The original movie – which still stands today as one of the best horror movies ever made – was directed by Nicholas Roeg and based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier, who also wrote Rebecca and The Birds, both famously adapted for the big screen by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. Sutherland and Christie play a grieving couple desperate to move on after the tragic death of their young daughter. The couple come in contact with a nun who claims to be receiving messages from the afterlife and tries to reconnect the parents with their deceased daughter.
Producers Heineman and Rona have recently worked on Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Scoot McNairy. The duo are also set to co-produce the remake of 1981 cult action flick Escape From New York with original director John Carpenter. Back in 2007 Underworld director Len Wiseman was set to take the hot seat on the remake with Gerard Butler being rumoured for the Snake Pliskken role previously immortalised by Kurt Russell. However that fell through and the rights passed from New Line to FOX.