Them (Ils) Getting the Remake Treatment
No, it's not the classic giant ant flick getting reworked (though we imagine someone will get around to that too one day). What we have here is the French film Them (or Ils for you purists out there) getting the American redux treatmen.
According to Variety, StudioCanal has tapped commercial helmer David Alcalde to direct Them, an English-language remake of the 2006 French horror film Ils.
The original flick concerned a young married couple living in an isolated home (that was as big as most hotels) who are terrorized by hooded assailants over the course of one terrifying night.
Adrian Guerra's Barcelona-based banner Nostromo Pictures is producing the remake. Guerra, who specializes in genre films, recently produced Rodrigo Cortes' Sundance hit Buried and the helmer's upcoming thriller Red Lights, which stars Robert De Niro and Sigourney Weaver.
One of the most respected commercials directors working out of both Spain and Mexico, Alcalde has over 200 spots to his credit. His short film Happy Birthday to You won Screamfest in 2006 and was well-received at the San Sebastian and Slamdance Film Festivals.
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