Spy Kids and Predators producer Elizabeth Avellan has acquired remake rights to supernatural thriller The Whistler, pacting with production-distribution Alief, reports Variety

The Whistler is set to open in U.S. theaters on Sept. 6 via Dark Star Productions. The original feature is described by Alief as “The Conjuring meets The Killing of a Sacred Deer” in an “elliptical” retelling of the myth.

It was inspired by a Venezuelan/Colombian folklore bogeyman whose presence is announced by his whistling.

In Gisberg Bermúdez‘s Spanish-language original, a father seeks to unearth the origin of the Whistler’s curse in order to halt the gradual possession of his daughter by the avenging entity.

Bermúdez, who co-wrote, directed, co-produced and edited the original movie, will now helm the English-language adaptation.

Aiming to launch an English-language franchise, Avellán will produce the remake through her company Eya Productions; Bermudez’s La Rue Films and Alief co-produce.

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Author : Brad Miska

Publish date : 2019-09-05 20:17:09