It seems like not too long ago that Nicole Kidman’s The Others was unsettling fans everywhere, however, it has been 19 years since the 2001 haunted house movie premiered. Almost two decades on, the film is getting a remake.
The Others was set in 1945 in a remote country house on the British Island of Jersey. While awaiting her husband’s return from war, Grace (Nicole Kidman) and her two young children Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) — who have a rare disease characterised by photosensitivity — live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. When three mysterious servants arrive, it becomes frighteningly clear that there is far more to this house than meets the eye.
There’s no word on casting as yet or if the film will follow the same storyline — but if it’s a continuation, we may be seeing a whole new family enter Grace’s home.
The original movie was a resounding success, grossing more than $277,508 million AUD at the worldwide box office and even won seven Goya Awards in Spain including best director and film for Chilean born Alejandro Amenabar.
In an interview with Hollywood.com when the film first opened, Amenabar spoke about that epic twist in the original film.
“Most of the time it’s not about the surprise, but how you set up the surprise so that when you get there, everything makes sense and it’s integrated with the soul of the story,” he said.
In fact, the director who also wrote the film wrote the ending before he wrote the beginning and then filled out the rest in between. At the time, the film was heralded for its welcome change of pace from most contemporary scary stories.
While we’re still recovering from the first one, we can’t wait to see what the next one has in store.