Director Rod Lurie on the Straw Dogs Remake

With the remake of the 1971 classic film Straw Dogs now officially in the can, the big question on fans’ minds is just how visceral this new version will be in comparison to the original. That being said, some new light has been shed upon the subject.

Bloody Disgusting recently caught up with remake director Rod Lurie to ask some of the tough questions, particularly about the film’s violence …

“I think it’s as intense if not more [than the original”, Lurie tells BD. “I keep reading on blogs how we’re gonna have to water things down, and how we’re gonna have to tone down the rape scene, and tone down the violence in the movie, and that’ll be one of the expectations that people have where it’ll [defy] their expectations I think. It’s definitely a hard-‘R’, definitely a hard-‘R’. It’s a tough film, it’s very exciting and very unnerving I would say. But real edge of your seat stuff, I hope.”

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In this new version directed by Rod Lurie, Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) moves with his wife (Kate Bosworth) to her hometown in the Deep South. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, leading to a violent confrontation. Also starring will be Dominic Purcell and James Woods.

Look for the flick to arrive in theatres September 11th, 2011.

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  • GJW

    Usually I am against remakes,but I welcome this one. I was born in 1971,SO,I have never even seen the original. Heard of it,meant to see it,then forgot about it. I will see it before I see the remake though. I like that they are set on it being a “Hard-R”,we’ll see about that I guess. The only aspect I really question is Marsden. Marsden,really? I’m not quite sure if HE was right for this role.

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