There’s been speak of a remake of 1980 horror traditional The Changeling for fairly a while now, however it’s moved one step forwards to changing into a actuality this week with the announcement of a director within the type of Finnish filmmaker Anders Engström.
The story follows a composer who strikes from New York to Seattle following the deaths of his spouse and daughter in a visitors accident, renting a long-vacant Victorian mansion. Quickly afterwards, he begins experiencing unusual phenomena that lead him to suspect the home is haunted, whereas every incidence pushes him additional in the direction of uncovering the thriller of what occurred within the constructing a lifetime beforehand.
Engström is primarily a TV director, having helmed episodes of Hanna, the TV growth of the film of the identical identify a few teenage woman educated as an murderer by her ex-CIA father, The Tunnel, the UK/France remake of Swedish/Danish crime drama The Bridge, and See, a post-apocalyptic survival journey the place all of humanity is blind. Again in Scandinavia, he additionally directed a lot of the primary season of insidious Swedish thriller Jordskott, the crescendoing ominous environment and rising supernatural overtones of which match completely to what a brand new model of The Changeling would appear like.
From what we perceive, the remake will change issues up just a little, having the constructing the protagonist strikes into being his childhood house, and so the thriller he investigates is straight related to his hidden household historical past, making the sinister goings on that rather more private.
Changelings themselves originate in numerous branches of European folklore, the place human infants are stolen away by the fae, leaving a fairy youngster of their place that takes on their look. Whereas the unique movie doesn’t go fairly this far in its use of the time period, it’s however a sinister idea to invoke. It’s been promised that this new model of The Changeling will function “a number of new twists and turns” as properly, so hopefully it gained’t be simply one other pointless remake and have one thing totally different to unnerve us as a lot as the unique did.
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