The LA Times has reported that THE LAST EXORCISM director, Daniel Stamm, has been hired to helm the American remake of the uber violent French horror, MARTYRS. Stamm spoke briefly about the original and his vision for the film, but not much else is known about what Stamm has in mind for the remake or how closely he could stay to the original material and get a wide release.
Stamm also shot down a rumor that Kristen Stewart was going to star in the remake, which relieved all fans of the original, though I’m sure many Twilight haters would love to see Stewart suffer the fate of the main character in the original.
The original film was directed by Pascal Laugier and followed a young girl Lucie who escapes from a torture chamber and plots revenge against the people that inflicted the horror upon her, along with her friend Anna. Anna soon discovers that she is up against something more horrifying than she could have imagined.