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"Sisters" Finally Gets its Twin

I'm not quick to deliver a kind word in response to announcements that another classic film has been slated for reprocessing, anymore than I'm quick to laud the news of most sequels. But I have a hard time getting too negative about ESplatter's recent disclosure that Brian De Palma's 1973 thriller, "Sisters," is going to be remade.

In addition to the fact that Asia Argento and David Cronenberg have both signed on as actors, the idea of remaking this film might actually have some intrinsic merit. The surprising hook of De Palma's story is very much in keeping with modern trends in popular horror films like "Identity" and "The Sixth Sense," for one thing. And let's face it, as good as "Sisters" is, especially in it's first half, it's not as even as De Palma's best work. Maybe director Douglas Buck and others have figured out a way to make this thing work from beginning to end. It's hard to tell from Buck's slim list of credits, but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Sadly, the picture was due to begin filming in New Orleans in February of 2006, so it is of course unclear when and where it will now go into production.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on September 8, 2005 10:21 PM
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