Nicole Kidman film The Others inspires Spanish-language TV series

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Back in April, we shared the news that writer/director Alejandro Amenábar's 2001 film THE OTHERS is getting a remake that intends to "reinvent and modernize" the concept. Now we've heard that the remake isn't the only new take on THE OTHERS that's in the works.

BTF Media has acquired the rights to make a "Spanish language TV series spin-off" from FilmSharks' the Remake Co. and Enrique Cerezo's Video Mercury Films.

Starring Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, and James Bentley, Amenábar's film was set in 1945 and told the story of

a war widow who hides her children away in an isolated mansion due to a rare disease characterized by photosensitivity. The arrival of three mysterious servants unlocks the house’s terrifying secrets.

The Spanish-language series will be produced by Ricardo Coeto and Francisco Cordero of BTF Media, with Guido Rud of FilmSharks and Cerezo executive producing.

BTF Media's Ivonne Vela had this to say about the project: 

We are honored to bring an unimaginable remake for the Spanish-speaking audience. It is incredible how a story written 20 years ago is still resonating today: Themes such as self-isolation, paranoia and fear, together with the intense desire to protect our children and ourselves from harm are more current than ever."

I really don't think THE OTHERS is a property that needs to be revisited, the film was a perfect stand-alone story, but I am somewhat curious to see what the modernized remake and this Spanish-language series will do with the ideas Amenábar presented to us nineteen years ago.

Source: Variety

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