The Hollywood Reporter
Whether you like any given movie or hate it, or if you have even watched it yet, I think you’ll agree that it’s always a great thing to see horror dominating the box office. Such is the case with a new 3D film called Viy, which scared up huge numbers over the weekend in Russia. Read on for the exciting news!
THR Reports that director Oleg Stephcehnko’s adaptation of the classic Russian story grossed $17 million at the box office and is reportedly on track for a record opening for a 3D film in the country.
A faithful adaptation of Nikolay Gogol’s famous novel, starring an international cast that includes Jason Flemyng and Charles Dance as well as Russia’s Alexey Chadov, the film opened to $2.5 million, before adding $3.2 million Friday and $6 million Saturday.
The novel was last adapted for the screen in Russia by Georgy Kropachev and Konstantin Ershov in 1967. The new film, which shot on location in the Czech Republic, reprises the classic story of an ancient evil force that is awoken deep in the bowels of a monastery after the death of a beautiful maiden.
Willing to bet it won’t be long before we’re announcing the American remake!
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