As we reported back in October, the intense and brutal 2007 French film INSIDE is being given the remake treatment by Spain-based production company Nostromo Pictures, with KIDNAPPED director Miguel Ángel Vivas set to direct from a screenplay by [REC] co-creator Jaume Balagueró and his [REC] 2 and 4 collaborator Manu Diez.
As you probably know, INSIDE tells the story of
a recently widowed mother-to-be living in an isolated new home who receives a most unwelcome visitor: a predatory woman who will stop at nothing to snatch her unborn child. Trapped and disorientated, the young mother must unleash all her reserves of strength to protect her baby and survive the night.
In the original French film, the two women were played by Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle, and now we know who will be taking on one of those roles this time around, as it has been announced that Rachel Nichols has signed on to star in the remake.
Nichols' credits include the 2005 remake of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR; Lucky McKee's THE WOODS; the underrated thriller P2; the 2011 version of CONAN THE BARBARIAN; and the upcoming PANDEMIC. I'm a fan, knowing that she's going to be starring in this definitely boosts my interest level and confidence in the project.
As for the style of the remake, producer Adrián Guerra says that, "We took the original idea and made it an edge-of-your-seat thriller, more Hitchcockian than a splatter-fest."
The directors of the original INSIDE, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, recently completed work on the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE prequel LEATHERFACE.