We’re looking forward to 2019’s Pet Sematary, but fans of 1980s era supernatural horror now have another classic remake to look forward to. We’re getting word that The Changeling, often regarded as one of the creepiest haunted house movies ever committed to celluloid, is being put on the fast track for a reboot.
Word comes out of the Cannes Film Festival that the planned remake will be the first feature from budding studio Cornerstone Films. THR got the exclusive:
Mark Steven Johnson (Finding Steve McQueen) will write and direct the Changeling remake. The new film shifts the action from the U.S. to Venice, Italy. After the death of his young daughter, musician Joe Carmichael returns to his childhood home in Italy. But he finds the house is haunted by the spirit of a dead child and begins to uncover a terrifying family secret. Casting is underway, and production is set to begin in Venice in early 2019.
Obviously, the film is in its most basic stages, so we’ll likely be following this production for years to come. In the meantime, check out the trailer and synopsis for the original Changeling, directed by Peter Medak and released in 1980.
Official Synopsis: Composer John Russell (George C. Scott) is vacationing with his family when a car accident kills his wife and daughter. Distraught with grief, Russell leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle. Soon Russell starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there. Russell seeks the assistance of Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), who led him to the house initially, in uncovering the secrets of the boy’s death.
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