Just 4 days ago, word out of TIFF had Celsius Entertainment lifting worldwide rights to COME OUT AND PLAY, Makinov's remake of Spanish horror flick WHO CAN KILL A CHILD. Well, in that announcement, we noted North American distro-rights were being left to Cinetic. Now however, according to Deadline, Cinedigm Entertainment Group has secured North American rights to the film...eyeing an early 2013 theatrical release before going wider with VOD and digital downloads.
In a more detailed synopsis:
Beth (Vinessa Shaw) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene locale, and Beth hesitantly agrees. They set out to a beautiful island, but soon discover it’s mysteriously abandoned and the only people on the island are children. Beth and Francis are left to uncover the mystery of the disappeared adults and a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival.
I love the original film, and really wish it wasn't redone, but that said, the more I hear of this new version (or of Makinov, the Belarus born, mask-wearing auteur), the more I'm willing to give it a chance. Who knows, it might actually work.