Andrew Douglas Directing Rapture; Remake of Chinese Film Chunmeng


It’s now been 10 years since Andrew Douglas directed Platinum Dunes’ reboot of The Amityville Horror, and up next he’s once again setting his sights on a remake. This time around, Chinese horror film Chunmeng (Longing for the Rain) is on the chopping block, and we’ve got details today.

Per Deadline, Primary Wave Entertainment has acquired worldwide remake rights to the 2013 film for producer Joaquin Padro (The Orphanage), and Douglas has signed on to helm the ship. The original, written and directed by Lina Yang, was a complex supernatural drama that explored a woman whose marriage is threatened by a spirit that allegedly sexually assaults her at night.

The English-language remake is going by the working title Rapture. Described as What Lies Beneath meets Rosemary’s Baby, it will be written by Adam Davenport, who is exec producing with Padro overseeing development under his Barcelona-based Rodar Y Rodar. Padro produces with David Guillod.

Padro says Rapturehas all the elements of great horror: a great premise and a new twist to the genre with a complex female lead role.” Douglas calls it “a film that seeks to be both horror and drama, like Let The Right One In or The Exorcist, with provocative modern ideas.”




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