A remake to the 2011 French thriller THE PREY is currently in the works and today it just snagged a writer. THR reports that Jon Croker has signed on to write DreamWorks’ THE PREY with Charles S. Cohen on board to produce the remake. Daniel Battsek is serving as executive producer.
I haven’t seen the original flick, but this remake is certainly in some solid hands with Croker taking on writing duties. Croker recently wrote THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH, the sequel to the 2012 hit horror movie that is now in production. And he’s also working on the remake of THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN with Hammer Films.
In the original film:
THE PREY centers on a low-level crook who had to break out of jail in order to save his family from his former cellmate, who turns out to be a brilliant but deranged serial killer.
Eric Valette directed the original, titled La Proie, which was written by Luc Bossi and Laurent Turner and produced by Bossi with his company, Brio Films. StudioCanal co-produced and distributed the film.