The Kidman horror classic is getting a makeover. From the sources it is evident, Deadline that Universal Pictures and Sentient Entertainment have partnered on the remake of Alejandro Amenabar’s The Others and are in development on a film.
In competitive circumstances, Universal Pictures has optioned the rights to the film from Sentient. In April, Deadline broke the news that Sentient had acquired authority of the rights in a highly cut-throat competitive situation from FilmSharks owned The Remake Co.
And VideoMercury and it is reported that Sentient made the deal with FilmSharks CEO Guido Rud and European football club Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo S Video Mercury. Cerezo originally gained the film rights when he purchased Sogecine.
Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin will produce alongwith Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin. Cerezo will executive produce alongside Rud and Miller Way’s Michael and Jenny Miller. On behalf of Universal, SVP Production Sara Scott will oversee the project.
The original 2001 film casted Nicole Kidman and became an astounding summer hit by grossing more than $200 million at the worldwide box office. Having similarity to The Sixth Sense, the film is known not only for scaring audiences all summer but also for delivering as one of the all-time great twisting endings.
It is still unknown how much this film will take from the original storyline. Insiders say execs are meeting with writers in order to adapt the script.