Oh the Horror! Twilight’s Kristen Stewart Being Considered for the Martyrs Remake?

Our blood has officially just run cold. Ice cold. Hollywood has been talking about a remake of the French horror phenomenon known as Martyrs for a long time now, and while the prospect of it happening is chilling in and of itself, some recent chatter has proved to be the most horrifying news yet!

Steady yourselves …. steady … okay.

FEARnet recently caught up with Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey, who revealed to the website/network that they have a leading lady already in mind for the upcoming American remake … Kristen Stewart.

“I would love for Kristen to do it,” says Godfrey. “We’re doing it for an American audience with an American cast. The [Mark L. Smith] script we’ve written for it is awesome.”

“I love that movie,” he continues, “[although] I think it’s not remake-able in its form for an American audience. But the core elements of it are fascinating. I love the cult and what it’s about, and I’m also obsessed with the nature of childhood friends — growing up when one doesn’t believe the other one and the corruption between that. I’m excited.”

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  • James Coker

    definitly need to finish inside FireRam, but how is “Them” is that anygood???? describe the good and bad of the film

  • James Coker

    What about Inside Fireram?? I definitly think that one is better then martyrs

    • FireRam

      I have not seen “Inside” to the end yet. Actually,yesterday,after reading this thread and our talk of French horror, I went online to watch the rest of “Inside”, but ended up watching “Martyrs” again instead. That film is truly intense. Sets me against an American remake even more now. If you think “Quarantine” compared to [REC] was watered down, wow, I don’t see how they’ll keep 90% of the material/content of the original “Martyrs” in a US release. Just won’t happen. I will watch “Inside later today to finally see it in it’s entirety. As of now of the more popular French horror, “Martyrs” is my favorite. The end of “High Tension” knocked the movie as a whole down a notch in my list. I prefer “Them” over “The Strangers” also. Just my opinions/taste. I’m definitely not a film critic,just horror fan.

      Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is.

      • Vanvance1

        Dude, you HAVE to watch Inside. I love Martyrs but I love Inside as much or more. The story is basic, but the violence and brutality is endless, unapologetic and technically brilliant.

        Why are these great french films not available on blu ray in North America?

  • FireRam

    Three people I would like to see drop off the face of the Earth so that I never see,hear, or read anything about them again are:
    1) Megan Fox
    2) Miley Cyrus
    3) Kristen Stewert

    As for remaking the movie: Get the fuck outta here! QUOTE: “I love that movie,” he continues, “[although] I think it’s not remake-able in its form for an American audience. But the core elements of it are fascinating.” HUH? WTF! Then don’t even touch it! Leave it be, and do a different movie altogether.You’re just stealing the core idea,cutting out all that is good about it,sticking in an actress who could never handle the material the original actress did (which is probably one of the main reasons you’re changing the material,NOT because of American audiences,but because the actress you’re picking to play the part can’t handle that part in it’s true form,but you want her named involved to cash in at the box office)!

    Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is.

  • James Coker

    Guys i really don’t give a fuck about this article i never cared or even liked Martyrs, in terms of french horror it’s all about INSIDE or HIGH TENSION, now i know i’m going to get a lot of shit for the high tension part

    • FireRam

      High Tension was “ok”. I liked it. Not the best ending. But no way is HT better than Martyrs!!(IMO)……It’s just never going to end. Any French,Spanish,Italian horror movie redone by an American company never matches up to it’s foreign original. BEST example is [REC] and Quarantine.Another example is Them and The Strangers. Unfortunately, there are/will be many more examples coming.

      Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is.

  • macready

    fuck you hollywood. thats all that can be said, really.

    and to say she gives a good performance? while that isnt impossible, she is completely wooden in twilight.

    i dont think she could find the places she would have to go for martyrs on a map….

  • Mr. Dark

    I agree with those that said the whole ‘not remake-able for American audiences’ had nothing to do with ‘stupid’ American audiences. Anyone who’s seen Martyrs knows what happens…no way in hell is an American production company and studio going to do to an American cast what happens in that movie.

    Unless they’re Eli Roth.

    The people who made Twilight are definitely not Eli Roth.

    Kristen Stewart slowly tortured to death? Yeah, not happening in any film. period, definitely not made and distributed by American companies. Why? Because they’d get crucified by the public, or at least key, really noisy elements of the public.

  • DavidFullam

    As The Great Muta says before hitting the Shining Wizard, “Shuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Motha Fucka!” This has suck load of suck all over it.

  • Enraged_Otter

    If Kristen Stewart does ass to ass in the remake I’ll be there no matter how bad it is.

  • LifeMi

    Does it really matter who is in this remake? Just the mere fact that it’s being produced by one of the Twilight producers is a good sign that this will suck hard. It’ll probably be just like the Screen Gems remakes, a watered-down PG-13 crapfest for teenage girls.

  • dawnkatdead

    “[although] I think it’s not remake-able in its form for an American audience.” Translation – American audiences are too stupid to understand WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!!!! God Damn, this shit makes my blood boil!!!!!!!! LEAVE THIS MOVIE ALONE! Not everything has to be remade! Oh and thanks for wanting Kristen Stewart to join the cast, at least this way it’s guaranteed that all the little Twilight fans will be going to see it. ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!

    • hegemon13

      Oh, give me a break. It has nothing to do with audiences being “too stupid.” It has everything to do with Hollywood wanting to mainstream everything to attract the largest audience. That doesn’t mean the audience is stupid. It means that a more generic film will attract a broader range of interest than a focused, uncompromising film. Let’s face it, Martyrs is for a niche audience. Not many people want to see that level of brutality. It’s safe when it’s in a slasher movie like Saw, but Martyrs is just too dark, gritty, and realistic for the average moviegoer. So, Hollywood softens the movie, adds a familiar face, and slaps on a happy ending to make the mainstream audiences happy. They really don’t care if the alienate the comparatively small group of fans of the original. They’re in it for the dollar, not for the art.

      If you think America hasn’t produced any smart movies, then you’re just being silly and bigoted. There are plenty of smart movies, and some, like District 9, even manage to eek out large-scale success in spite of Hollywood’s stranglehold on the market. Smart remakes, however, are exceedingly rare primarily because, if your goal is to re-do something another person has already done, you’re probably a little lower on the “smart writer” scale to begin with. The best film writers are rarely interested in recycling someone else’s story.

      Is this a ridiculous remake? Sure. But it doesn’t “ruin” the original. The original remains unchanged. And if people watch the remake instead and experience an inferior version, that’s their loss, and frankly, they’re probably not the type of person to appreciate a movie like Martyrs, anyway. You certainly have the right not to watch or support the movie. But don’t you think your all-caps outrage is a little much over a MOVIE? There are thousands of gallons of oil spewing into the gulf, the global economy sucks, North Korea’s insane dictator is threatening the world, and you’re that pissed over a movie? How about some perspective?

      • Terminal

        I’m pretty sure “District 9” was technically a foreign film since it was made by a South Africa, starred South Africans, originated in South Africa, and filmed in South Africa.
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • hegemon13

          Hmm, perhaps, though the production/funding was not South African.

      • dawnkatdead

        Actually, I’m pretty pissed about what’s going in the world as well. However, I really don’t think that a horror site is the place to discuss or even bring up world politics or environmental disasters, I go to other sites to go off in all caps.

      • Vanvance1

        My perspective is this is a HORROR site and this is an important issue to the horror community. Also, the dumbing down of North America IS a very real issue. A much more important one than the over hyped oil leak that the media is using to piss off the same people who drive cars and buy products made with oil.

        I drive a car and I understand shit sometimes happens. Hopefully they’ll fix it soon. Since environmentalism is an aspect of the new religion the mainstream media is enjoying blowing this all out of proportion.

        I feel the anal reaming of a great work of art is, long term, more significant. Art is the act of creation, the greatest thing humans are capable of.

  • Floydian Trip

    With or without Stewie this movie is gonna suck.

  • Shambling_in_Bandages

    Will she playing the role of the lass who gets repeatedly punched to fuckery in the second half of the movie? If so, perhaps it will finally knock that permanently-stoned expression off her face.

    “The script we’ve written for it is awesome.”

    Translation: We’ve bought up the remake rights to a foreign film that most American audiences will be unfamiliar with so that we don’t have to bother with the difficult task of coming up with our own awesome script. We’ll just take the original story, excise all of the bits we thought made it interesting in the first place and then we’ll pass it off as our very own awesome work from our very own awesome imaginations. This will make us a lot more money than the people who came up with the story in the first place.

  • Vanvance1

    This is a late April fool’s joke?

    It really seems like a massive insult to American audiences. Does this mean the producers believer Americans are stupid, unsophisticated herd animals who need safe edges off, politically correct entertainment?

    Hmmm. Hmmm. Hmmm.

  • Cinemascribe

    This is one of the signs of the Apocalypse. I’m certain of it. Be on the look out for swarms of locusts, raining fire and a resurgence in the popularity of “Blossom.”

    “I’m saying that I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man…and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake.” – Seth Brundle

  • Chainsaw

    He pretty much said all the magic words…we’re considering Kristen Steward for it, it’s not going to be the same movie for American audiences, the script we’ve written is “awesome”…there’s no way they’re getting my money for this turd. Fucking assholes.

  • Spaceshark

    “it’s not remake-able in its form for an American audience” – So leave it the fuck alone you gook.

  • Terminal

    This bitch can’t act! Even before “Twilight” all she ever did was play angsty teens. Damn, she blows. I’m not sold on this remake even if the cycle is doomed to repeat itself.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

    • Didn’t See It Coming

      She can definitely act. A good performance is a convincing performance and she’s been just that in everything she’s been in.

      • Terminal

        Which movie was she even remotely good in? As the angsty teen in “Into the Wild”? The angsty teen in “Adventureland”? The angsty teen in “Panic Room”? The angsty teen rocker in “The Runaways”? Yeah, good actress.
        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • Emy

          Looks like she is ok or maybe even good (sometimes) as the angsty teen, which might indicate that she is stuck in that phase of her own life.

          I’ll pay her some attention once she has proved a range of acting wider then “ansty teen”.

          Some have done it before, maybe she can do it to?

          As for the remake of Martyrs, no thanks.

        • Didn’t See It Coming

          You’re missing the point if you can dismiss all her performances as “angst teen”. She was fantastic in Adventureland, and she was far from angsty in Panic Room. Didn’t see Into the Wild nor The Runaways, but from what I’ve read she was quite good in that. The only film I’ve seen her even remotely fit the description you’re giving are the Twilight movies in which that is the way the character was written. In those movies she was actually convincing, which is what a good actor does. Maybe you should find a better understand of what an actor does.

    • Ultimo Franco

      “This bitch can’t act!”

      So she’s a “bitch” because you don’t like her performances? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.