Goodnight Mommy remake coming from It Follows producer

It looks like there is an English-language remake of Austrian psychological chiller GOODNIGHT MOMMY headed our way from Animal Kingdom and Playtime, and the producer of IT FOLLOWS. Director of 2015 Sundance drama TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, Matt Sobel is attached to helm this new version.

Sobel to Deadline:

My favorite films are those that invite the audience to step inside their protagonist’s journey. Whether fear of abandonment, or the dreadful realization that those closest to us may not be who they seem, our re-imagining of Goodnight Mommy aims to create an immersive nightmare, with visceral sensations front and center.

Sobel is currently penning the screenplay for this remake along with Kyle Warren, based on their take on the original film, which followed:

Elias and his twin brother Lukas arrive at their mother’s house to find her face covered in bandages − the result, she explains, of recent cosmetic surgery. Lukas delights in their mother’s uncharacteristically lax house rules, but in Elias’ mind, a dreadful thought takes root: the sinking suspicion that this woman beneath the gauze, who’s making their food and sleeping in the next room, isn’t really their mother.

The creepy original film, directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala was produced by Ulrich Seidl. Franz and Fiala will both serve as executive producers on the remake. David Kaplan (IT FOLLOWS) will produce on behalf of Animal Kingdom alongside Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Valery Guibal from Playtime (SON OF SAUL).

Filming on this English-language remake to GOODNIGHT MOMMY is all set to kick off next summer/fall. 

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of the original film?
Source: Deadline



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