French horror thriller Livide to get remake

The latest is LIVIDE, the French supernatural thriller from INSIDE directors Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. Starring Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Catherine Jacob, Béatrice Dalle, Chloé Coulloud, Felix Moati and Jeremy Kapone, the flick was picked up for distribution last summer by Dimension Films (which of course hasn't happened yet); it subsequently made its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in September.

David Birke is penning the screenplay; no director has been hired yet. Doug Davison of Quadrant Pictures and Robert Léger will produce. Davison is a remake maestro, having worked on THE GRUDGE, THE RING, THE UNINVITED, SHUTTER, QUARANTINE, etc. Basically any horror remake in the last decade and a half has his name on it.


It's young Lucy's first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, an old woman who lies in cerebral coma, by herself, in her large desolate house. Learning by accident that Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher of repute, supposedly possesses a treasure somewhere in the house, Lucy and friends William and Ben decide to search the house in the hope of finding it. At night, they get into the house, which reveals itself to be increasingly peculiar. Their hunt for Mrs Jessel's treasure leads them into a horrifying supernatural series of events that will change Lucy forever...

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