Shutter: Maybe a decent remake?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Megumi Okina in the U.S. remake of Shutter

The Thai horror film Shutter is one of those movies that makes you race a little faster to turn on the lights after it's done - it stays with you, it lingers, and I think it's one of the reasons it became so popular, and why inevitably it was going to get a remake.

The U.S. version was directed by Japanese film director Masayuki Ochiai of Infection, Hypnosis, and Dark Tales of Japan, and in addition to Joshua Jackson and Rachael Taylor in the cast, the movie also has Megumi Okina, Maya Hazen, James Kyson Lee, and Natalie N. Okamoto (voice only) - whether any of that will translate into actually being a good film is still up for grabs, but it does make it interesting.

View the trailer

The U.S. remake of Shutter opens up on March 21st. See the official site for more.