Yet another Asian horror remake is on the horizon, this one based on the Thai horror film Shutter, about a photographer and his wife who start to see ghostly images in their honeymoon pictures related to a tragic accident. Yes, like virtually every other Asian horror flick ever made, it has to be some form of technology that reveals an evil presence. The original was one of the highest grossing Thai films ever, and the deal for the Hollywood remake was also the most expensive foreign remake sale to date.
The remake stars Joshua Jackson (haven’t seen him in a while) and Rachael Taylor (Transformers), along with James Kyson Lee (Ando on Heroes). Japanese horror director Masayuki Ochiai (Infection) is helming the production. 20th Century Fox have officially announced a March 21, 2008 release date, which puts it up against Owen Wilson comedy Drillbit Taylor and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. What are the odds this will do well at the box office? I get the feeling that people are pretty sick of seeing American adaptations of Asian horror films, but hey, maybe it’s just me.