Mark Hartley's remake of the Aussie cult classic PATRICK is in the can and ready to come to life. A trailer for the film, which stars Sharni Vinson, Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths, has been uncovered and can be viewed conveniently at the bottom of this article. Flick actually appears to be pretty faithful and rather sharp. What do you think?
After killing his mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr Roget who treats him as guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Rogetís treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her. When Kathy realized that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers, which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to her computer. As Patrickís communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.
We're not quite sure when PATRICK will become available to the masses (although the poster claims sometime in October), but we'll keep you informed. For now, enjoy the trailer: