English language remake of Audition lands its director

News Simon Brew 2 Jul 2014 - 06:22

Richard Gray is to write and direct a remake of Audition, for producer Mario Kassar...

Cinema has few experiences like watching Audition without knowing what's coming. Personally, I used to import region 3 DVDs back when it was incredibly economical to do so, and popped Audition into my DVD player with no idea what was around the corner. A stiff drink was required by the end of it.

Audition was put together by Takashi Miike, but it's now been revealed that one time Carolco supremo Mario Kassar - who produced the likes of Rambo III, Basic Instinct and Terminator 2 - is putting together an English language remake of the film.

Richard Gray has got the job of directing the new movie, having adapted the screenplay himself. Gray's credits to date include Blinder and Mine Games.

At this stage, it's traditional in a news story to describe the film itself a little. However, on the off chance that you're coming to Audition completely cold, that's about the worst thing to do. Instead, get yourself a copy, get yourself a drink, watch it, then work out how they're going to get all of that into an MPAA-rating approved English language remake.

More on the new Audition in due course.

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