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Nicolas Winding Refn to remake giallo What Have You Done to Solange?

What Have You Done to Solange?

The Nicolas Winding Refn-produced remake of the 1988 cult classic MANIAC COP is meant to kick off a new trilogy of MANIAC COP films, but before we get to see that trilogy completed, Refn's MANIAC COP could already be seen as part of a different trilogy. The Nicolas Winding Refn Remake Trilogy.

Last week, it was announced that Refn would also be producing a remake of the 1968 Vincent Price film WITCHFINDER GENERAL, a.k.a. THE CONQUEROR WORM. Now Refn has added a third remake to his producorial slate, announcing that he is developing a new take on the 1972 giallo film WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

Directed by Massimo Dallamano and starring Fabio Testi, with I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE's Camille Keaton as Solange herself, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? was loosely based on the Edgar Wallace novel The Clue of the New Pin and was 

set at an all-girls school where a killer is on the loose. Gym teacher Enrico Rosseni, who has been sleeping with one of his students, becomes a suspect and sets out to find the real killer. 

The Refn-produced version will move the setting from London to Los Angeles.

Refn said he is choosing to give WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? the remake treatment because it's an "absolutely incredible Italian giallo movie. One of the great, great horror films from the period." For him, adding this third remake to his line-up is a "continuing renewal of genre movies, and bringing them to a new audience. I’ve really cherry-picked films that I think have a strong potential to be reinvented and also something that is artistically out there."

The WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE? remake is expected to have a budget in the range of 5 to 10 million. Potential writers and directors are now being discussed.

What Have You Done to Solange? Camille Keaton

Extra Tidbit: Have you seen WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?
Source: Deadline

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