A remake of the 1971 horror movie “See No Evil” is reportedly in the works for Screen Gems.
“See No Evil” follows the story of a blind woman named Sarah, who returns to her family’s home only to be in danger after a killer murders her family members.
The story begins when she goes out of town with boyfriend Steve in her home country. Her family is murdered by a serial killer. Upon coming home, Sarah decides not to wake up any members of her family to avoid disturbing them, not knowing that they are all dead.
Sarah discovers their deaths the next day and finds an item the killer has left. She becomes the next target of the murderer after he comes back to get his belongings.
Coming Soon said that Mike Scannell, who also wrote “He’s Out There” under Screen Gems, will write for the film with director Bryan Bertino. Adrienne Biddle is set to produce the remake.
The original film was criticized to have been a rip-off of an earlier thriller in 1967 entitled “Wait Until Dark,” which starred Audrey Hepburn. Critics said that it was also a major let down in the box-office.
Screen Rant noted that a remake of “See No Evil” may offer “a scenario where Hollywood could theoretically take a flawed but memorable story and attempt to fix what went wrong the first time.” It noted that Screen Gems just needs to find a suitable actress to take on Mia Farrow’s role.
“See No Evil” is still in its early stages, and there is no confirmation on its exact release date as of press time.
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