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Last Exorcism director tackling remake of Martyrs next

11.17.2010

I recently stumbled across the French horror film MARTYRS while browsing one of the internet's many "Best Horror Films You Haven't Seen" lists which also led me to movies like HATCHET, SPLINTER, HIGH TENSION and more, but MARTYRS made the most distinct impression on me.

As the new director of the American remake puts it, "every time you think you know where it's going, it goes somewhere else." Exceedingly true, but naturally it would be MUCH better if it was all in English (sarcasm).

THE LAST EXORCISM's Daniel Stamm is taking over, and thankfully he has a script to work which will hopefully result in a less stupid ending than that film had. Or not.

"Martyrs is very nihilistic," says Stamm. "The American approach that I'm looking at would go through all that darkness but then give a glimmer of hope. You don't have to shoot yourself at the end."

I would argue that's true for THE MIST, but I thought MARTYRS ending was appropriate and doesn't really lend itself to tweaking. But silly Americans, we do what we want.

Extra Tidbit: I'm sure Eli Roth will get himself involved somehow. There is torture involved after all.
Source: LA Times

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6:21AM on 11/18/2010
You lost me at REMAKE!
You lost me at REMAKE!
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11:44PM on 11/17/2010
dumb
dumb
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11:38PM on 11/17/2010
Not going to definitively say that this remake will be horrible, but him saying the ending will have a glimmer of hope is like I Am Legend (the film) ending with a ridiculous attempt at being upbeat, clearly not understanding the source material. How sad.
Not going to definitively say that this remake will be horrible, but him saying the ending will have a glimmer of hope is like I Am Legend (the film) ending with a ridiculous attempt at being upbeat, clearly not understanding the source material. How sad.
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7:35PM on 11/17/2010
Here come the mouth breathers to endorse this remake! Yay! What reading subtitles is too hard?
Here come the mouth breathers to endorse this remake! Yay! What reading subtitles is too hard?
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7:39PM on 11/17/2010
What I really don't get is that the original barely even has dialogue. If I recall, most of the movie is just silence or screaming. So if people can't even read that many subtitles, I don't know what to say.
What I really don't get is that the original barely even has dialogue. If I recall, most of the movie is just silence or screaming. So if people can't even read that many subtitles, I don't know what to say.
5:27PM on 11/17/2010
This is blasphemy. You can't change the ending to that movie, that's the whole point of the fucking movie. The tone of Martyrs is unlike any other horror film I've seen, there's no way they can better it or even duplicate it so they should just give up now. Remakes of movies that are this good should be outlawed. If you want to remake something, remake a movie that sucked so it can be made better.
This is blasphemy. You can't change the ending to that movie, that's the whole point of the fucking movie. The tone of Martyrs is unlike any other horror film I've seen, there's no way they can better it or even duplicate it so they should just give up now. Remakes of movies that are this good should be outlawed. If you want to remake something, remake a movie that sucked so it can be made better.
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4:49PM on 11/17/2010

why remake good movies?

another pointless remake... no way could they pull off what the original did.. so whats the point? you are just making yrself look bad
another pointless remake... no way could they pull off what the original did.. so whats the point? you are just making yrself look bad
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3:59PM on 11/17/2010
I don't know, I really liked Martyrs but I will say that adding a "glimmer of hope" doesn't necessarily mean much when dealing with such fuck it all material. Inject a little positivity and we're talking Hostel not Care Bears.
I don't know, I really liked Martyrs but I will say that adding a "glimmer of hope" doesn't necessarily mean much when dealing with such fuck it all material. Inject a little positivity and we're talking Hostel not Care Bears.
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3:44PM on 11/17/2010
this is starting to take the piss
this is starting to take the piss
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3:16PM on 11/17/2010
I like his new take. What is with people wanting depressing endings? Life is already depressing so what's so horrible about getting happy endings in films? Look at 127 Hours. That was an amazing film filled with hope! :)
I like his new take. What is with people wanting depressing endings? Life is already depressing so what's so horrible about getting happy endings in films? Look at 127 Hours. That was an amazing film filled with hope! :)
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3:01PM on 11/17/2010
Spoiler for the original
Wait. Glimmer of hope. So is her skinless body going to break free, kill her captors, and conveniently run into a hospital and be saved. WTF.
Spoiler for the original
Wait. Glimmer of hope. So is her skinless body going to break free, kill her captors, and conveniently run into a hospital and be saved. WTF.
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2:41PM on 11/17/2010
Out of original ideas? Need money anyways?

THEN REMAKE A FOREIGN FILM! EVERYONE IS DOING IT!
Out of original ideas? Need money anyways?

THEN REMAKE A FOREIGN FILM! EVERYONE IS DOING IT!
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11:44AM on 11/17/2010
ugh.
"glimmer of hope" sounds like theyre trying to find a legit reason for remaking this besides lack of creativity + originality and $$$$.
ugh.
"glimmer of hope" sounds like theyre trying to find a legit reason for remaking this besides lack of creativity + originality and $$$$.
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11:38AM on 11/17/2010
I'm down for this.
I'm down for this.
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11:21AM on 11/17/2010

Martyrs

the original was fuggin' HARSH. Very true about the unexpected directions the film take. I don't think I've ever felt bad for a character in a horror movie, ever. But what that girl went through in this movie stayed wit me to this day. Oh, and fuck a remake. Pardon my French.
the original was fuggin' HARSH. Very true about the unexpected directions the film take. I don't think I've ever felt bad for a character in a horror movie, ever. But what that girl went through in this movie stayed wit me to this day. Oh, and fuck a remake. Pardon my French.
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