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Ghost child alert!

18 September 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Heat Vision Blog

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Horror Thriller Silk Nabbed For Remake

You might not think that the three writers who cranked out the script for 2010 Halle Berry drama Frankie & Alice are the ideal people to adapt Silk, a chilling Taiwanese tale of a dead child and the driven scientist who captures his energy in an old apartment building, for Western audiences, but Gold Circle Films disagrees. The company has hired Marko King, Mary King and Jonathan Watters to get the job done.

The 2006 original, directed by Chao-Bin Su, found a crippled scientist using his new invention, the Menger Sponge, to capture the essence of a vengeful ghost child. Employing the services of a lip-reading detective to discover why the spooky sprog’s energy is still so powerful, they eventually figure out that the poor lad’s mother killed the tumour-ridden tot and buried him near a nuclear plant. Naturally, things go scare-shaped from there.

According to the Heat Vision Blog, Gold Circle plans to have the writing trio forge a new path beyond the basic concept. The producers aren’t letting any real details slip yet, though the idea is to blend Michael Crichton with The Sixth Sense. So expect a similar story of technology meeting the supernatural and very bad things happening.

There's no word on any casting or a director being hired yet, but it's still early days...

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Does anyone else think the above poster looks like a poster for a Hellraiser movie ??? likes very much like the Lament Confirguration Box from the Hellraiser series... As Scott Evil would say "Rip-Off" More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 13:15 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

Does anyone else think the above poster looks like a poster for a Hellraiser movie ??? likes very much like the Lament Confirguration Box from the Hellraiser series... As Scott Evil would say "Rip-Off" More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 12:25 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

Laziness to the Max
That why films are being remade that are only a few years old, same thing happened with *ing, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Solaris, to name a few. I can understand with craigmustdie's comment above in regards to people with learning difficulties, whether it be dyslexia or those who left school early and now have reading problems, reading subtitles would be hard for those people and a remake would be great for them, if the remake was half decent. alternatively if the dubbed version was actual More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 12:22 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

A Menger Sponge! Sounds rude. But i like it! More

Posted by MaxRenn at 11:14 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

While I realise that these remakes exist purely because of a) greed, and b) a total lack of creativity and new ideas, they do have one benefit. My son has very severe dyslexia and is actually physically incapable of enjoying a subtitled movie. Very few non english language movies are dubbed these days so the only real option for some people with more serious reading problems is to brave the (most likely terrible) U.S. remake. So thanks to Hollywood cashing in, me and my son can enjoy pretty dece More

Posted by Craigmustdie at 10:36 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

or you could just go and watch the original. WHY THE F**K DOES A 2006 FILM NEED REMADE? More

Posted by narmour at 09:25 on 19 September 2011 | Report This Post

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