EXCLUSIVE: French distributor SND Films is moving forward with an English language re-make of Livid, and they’ve set David Birke to write the script, and Doug Davison of Quadrant Pictures and Robert Léger to produce it. Davison’s genre credits include The Strangers and the upcoming remake of Old Boy at Mandate Pictures. The original film premiered at Toronto and was directed by French horror auteurs Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside).
The film revolves around a young home nursing aide who works in a remote country estate and discovers that her comatose patient may have hidden her fortune somewhere in the house. The nursing aide returns with her friends to search for the loot, and they become trapped in the house with an old woman who may not be as sick as she appeared. SND got other remake rights overtures, but decided to finance it themselves. SND’s Lionel Uzan is overseeing it and the scribe’s repped by Paradigm and Madhouse Entertainment.