Oh. My. God. If this picture of Jessica Alba screaming into her oven isn’t frightening enough for you, just wait until you see the trailer for the upcoming remake of the Pang Brothers’ The Eye. Be prepared to lose control of your bowels. Okay, I admit it, I’m being a sarcastic jerk. Let’s face it, just about everyone is sick of seeing remakes of asian horror flicks by now, and if Tom Cruise’s new version of The Eye was going to make any sort of dent in the box office, it would have to be pretty damn good to overcome the recent fall in public favour. I haven’t seen the movie, so who knows, maybe it’s great. After all, it’s directed by two more members of the new French horror elite, David Moreau and Xavier Palud (Ils), which sounds promising, but come on man… this trailer is atrocious!
Whoever decided to make it a 60 second rock video was kidding themselves if they thought it would be scary in any way. To make matters worse, the actual song sounds like thinly veiled clone of the 28 Days Later theme. I seem to recall the production on this remake being a bit troubled, and according to IMDb, there were some reshoots by Patrick Lussier (White Noise 2: The Light, Dracula 2000). Did I mention that it was written by the same guy who wrote Gothika and Snakes on a Plane? That can’t be a good sign. The Eye hits theatres on February 1st. Check out the trailer over at Yahoo! and see what you get out of it.» Related Link: Yahoo!: The Eye trailer