An American Remake Of Japanese Horror Classic Audition Is Coming
You know how Hollywood absolutely adores remakes, right? Well, for Japanese horror film fans, this one will either make you really happy or really mad.
1999′s brooding horror film Audition is going to be remade courtesy of executive producer Mario Kassar (Basic Instinct, Rambo and Terminator franchises). For those in the know, Audition was an adaptation of Ryu Murakami‘s 1997 novel that was handled brilliantly by director Takashi Miike. The remake will be directed by Richard Gray.
The original was about a lonely widower who puts out a fraudulent casting call in a deceitful effort to land a new girlfriend. But he gets much more than he bargained for when a certain someone lands the role. It’s a very difficult to watch film but is paced incredibly and has more than a few moments that will leave you with clenched teeth and racked nerves.
Deadline has the details on the remake…
In this version, to be directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike), Audition‘s unlucky protagonist is Sam Davis, who lives alone with his son following the death of his wife seven years prior and is convinced by a filmmaker friend to stage the fake auditions. The former ballerina with a mysterious past he falls for is now named Evie Lawrence, but otherwise details fall closely in line with Murakami’s best-seller.
It will be interesting to see whether the remake can capture those memorable moments that made the original a modern classic in horror.
All I have to say is “kiri-kiri.”
No date has been set for the theatrical release.
Check out the trailer to the original below.