March 10, 2009
Pascal Laugier, helmer of the foreign horror hit "Martyrs," told FilmsActu.com that remake rights to the movie have been picked up by 20th Century Fox.
Laugier, meanwhile, is set to helm "Dogs," a film about a war veteran trapped in a desert shack surrounded by starving, hungry dogs. Apparently he'll have time to direct it inspite of the fact that he's already helming a "Hellraiser" remake for Dimension Films as well.
"Martyrs" is set for an April 28 DVD release in the U.S. from Genius Products. A young woman's quest for revenge against her tormentors leads her into a living hell of depravity when the groundbreaking horror-flick MARTYRS debuts on DVD April 28th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. From writer-director Pascal Laugier (House of Voices,
upcoming Hellraiser remake), "Martyrs" has screened at major film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Screamfest LA, and was nominated for Best Film at the 2008 Catalonian International Film Festival. Lucie, a 10 year-old girl, is found wandering in the streets, bruised and bloodied. The police quickly learn that the girl has been held hostage for most of her life in an empty, freezing room in an abandoned slaughterhouse. Filthy, starving and dehydrated, the child's body shows no signs of sexual abuse, but rather something far more maniacal. Fifteen years later, unspeakable horrors unfold as Lucie sets out to get revenge on her merciless attackers.
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