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[12.07.2006] CS! meldet...
Lionsgate is picking up Cruise/Wagner-produced remake The Eye out of turnaround from Paramount and is in talks with Jessica Alba to star and French helmers David Moreau and Xavier Palud to direct. Variety says the film will shoot this winter.
The Eye is a thriller about a cornea transplant recipient who sees disturbing images in the mirror that send her on a quest to find out what happened to the eye's previous owner. The original was made in Hong Kong by Thai directing brothers Danny and Oxide Pang.
Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner persuaded Paramount to buy the remake rights in 2002 and got close to making it there with Renée Zellweger. When Zellweger dropped out, the project lost its momentum and the studio put it into turnaround.
Alba is in talks to make The Eye her next picture after the Fantastic Four sequel. Moreau and Palud, who last directed the French thriller Ils, will make The Eye their first U.S. picture.

[18.04.2006] meldet...
Renee Zellweger has signed to topline the horror thriller "Case 39" for Paramount Pictures. The actress recently dropped out of another Paramount horror film, C/W Prods.' "The Eye," which is now in turnaround. [...]

[10.02.2006] liefert eine Kritik zu "The Eye 10" (1.5/5)...
[...] Die 10 bezieht sich auf die zehn Arten, wie man Geister sehen kann. Die ersten beiden Filme werden kurz angedeutet als die Methoden eins und zwei. Die anderen acht Möglichkeiten werden nacheinander abgehakt, wobei man sich die halbe Zeit fragt, was die Charaktere überhaupt noch antreibt.
Die lustlos verkörperten Figuren haben jedoch zu wenig Eigenschaften, zu wenig Potenzial, um sich überhaupt gross für sie zu interessieren. Was mit ihnen passiert, lässt kalt. Die "Eye"-Reihe dürfte damit ihren letzten Atemzug gemacht haben. Die Revitalisierung als Komödie ist missraten. Damit könnten die Pangs höchstens wieder "back to the roots" gehen. Doch angesichts der Tatsache, dass schon der erste Teil zwar solide, aber doch auch ziemlich überschätzt war, ist eigentlich zu hoffen, dass die Regie-Brüder die Geister, die sie riefen, nun endlich in Ruhe lassen.

[19.10.2005] CS! meldet...
Gold Circle Films and Vertigo Entertainment are teaming to produce In-Utero, a remake of Hong Kong horror film Jian Gui 2 ("The Eye 2"). New Line has picked up domestic distribution rights, says Variety.
A U.S. remake of the original pic, which had a completely separate plot, is in development with Vertigo at Paramount.
The film is about a pregnant woman who has a near-death experience that results in her seeing dead spirits. Screenwriter Todd Stein has been set to adapt.
Gold Circle (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) will finance In-Utero with a budget around $25 million. The company has a first-look deal with Universal, which passed on the film.

[30.09.2005] Moviehole meldet...
Renee Zellweger will reunite with her "Jerry Maguire" co-star Tom Cruise for a remake of Japanese horror hit "The Eye". Well, kinda.
The Oscar Winner will headline the film, Cruise will produce. In otherwords, she dances - he pays.
The remake of the Pang brothers' thriller, to be produced by Paramount-based Cruise/Wagner Productions, will star Zellweger as a girl who sees more than she bargained for when she regains her vision after a cornea transplant.
If you ever want to see something side-splittingly funny - check out the skit that "Saturday Night Live" did of Zellweger and Tom Cruise (played by Jimmy Fallon) doing "Jerry Maguire 2". Horatio as Jonathan Lipnicki is just a pants-wetter.

[16.03.2005] Moviehole meldet...
As much as I enjoy Hot N'Spicy, I'm probably much more fond of the Original - it doesn't need a hotter-than-sunburn coating to taste good. It just does.
Paramount are obviously pretty fond of the former too - original's that is - hiring one of Japan's original horror helmers, Hideo Nakata, to steer their remake of "The Eye", rather than sign some wet-behind-the-ears MTV vet to captain their potentially profitable tug.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nakata, who directed the first two "Ring" movies in his homeland before being imported to the states to direct the U.S retool of "The Ring 2", will make his second-English language film debut with "The Eye", a horror series that's currently chalking up a second sequel back on home turf.
"Eye" centers on a blind woman who receives a cornea transplant. However, she gets more than she bargains for when she begins seeing ghosts and premonitions.
Nakata is also set to direct "Out" for the Hobbits at New Line Cinema.

[12.02.2005] DH sprach mit Tom Cruise über seine kommenden Projekte...
[...] Cruise confirmed that his remake of the Asian film, "The Eye" is now currently in production! Unfortunately that's all he'd give us for now. [...]

[06.09.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum japanischen Sequel von Soulmining...
[...] The film focuses on Joey (Shu Qi) who fails to commit suicide after breaking up with her boyfriend. As she finds out that she is pregnant with his child she gains the ability to see ghosts around her, and one particular female ghost who appears to be stalking her and threatening her unborn baby. I'd already seen this film on DVD but enjoyed it more the second time around. I think the problem with this film is that it suffers from comparisons with other Asian ghost stories, and the preconceptions that we take into the cinema about what we're about to see. The reality is somewhat different in this film and actually serves the plot quite well, offering an original take on a familiar theme. As always Shu Qi is gorgeous to watch and puts in a sterling performance as the disturbed Joey, especially in the film's standout sequence when another woman is giving birth in an elevator whilst a ghostly figure hovers above. [...]

[20.04.2004] Bei gibt es Infos zum erfolgreichen Start von "The Eye 2" in Malaysia, inkl. Kritiken und Querverweisen... Und DH berichtet über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen US-Remake...
[...] "The Eye" and a potential sequel are being developed with the same crew in mind. Sebastian Guittierez is currently rewriting the first film script. [...]

[24.03.2004] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zu "The Eye 2"...

[09.03.2004] Die Offizielle "The Eye 2" Website bietet Infos zum Sequel, u.a. einen "The Eye 2" Trailer !!!

[28.06.2003] CS! meldet...
Screenwriter Ryne Pearson (Mercury Rising) will adapt a remake of the Pang brothers thriller The Eye for Paramount Pictures-based Cruise/Wagner Prods. and Vertigo Entertainment.
The story follows a blind girl who, after receiving a cornea transplant, begins to see ghosts among the living. She sets out to uncover the origins of her cornea and the nefarious history of its donor. [...]

[06.06.2003] Bei Moviehole gibt es eine positive Kritik (4.5/5)...
[...] Ultimately, The Eye is a triumph of style and substance; it proves you can make a very scary film without gore and gratuitous nudity. It’ll definitely appeal to horror fans, but also anyone who likes an intriguing film that supplies jolts as well as a well written tale. [...]

[02.06.2003] Bei CS! gibt es eine positive Kritik (8/10)...

[19.05.2003] AICN berichtet über "The Eye"...
Hong Kong, 2002, 110min. Director: Oxide & Danny Pang Executive Producer: Peter Ho-Sun Chan Producers: Cheng Tan-Shui, Lawrence Chin, Wing Wai Screenwriters: Jo Jo Hui Yuet-Chun, The Pang Brothers Cinematographer: Decha Srimantra Editor: The Pang Brothers Cast: Angelica Lee, Ben Yuen, Candy Lo, Chutcha Rujihanon, Edmond Chen Presentation Format: 35mm Print Source: Palm Pictures
[...] With their fingers on the filmic, pop-cultural pulse as any Tarantino or Wachowski brothers' team, the two Pang brothers (Bangkok Dangerous, HIFF 2001) deliver an atmospheric, effective and not to mention, stunningly beautiful supernatural thriller. The Eye was recently bought by Tom Cruise's production company for a U.S. remake. On a similar path that Japanese horror film The Ring experienced, Hollywood is focusing on Asia to rejuvenate the horror genre. The Eye is a prime candidate to scare the crap out of you.

[24.02.2003] The Z Review berichtet über "The Eye II"...
The international distribution rights to The Eye II have been picked up by Fortissimo Films Sales from Applause Pictures. The script has been written by Danny Pang and Oxide Pang. The movie is being produced by Peter Chan.

[23.02.2003] The Z Review berichtet über "The Eye II"...
Paramount Pictures are in talks with Massy Tadjedin to write a remake of the cult Asian movie, The Eye.

[27.12.2002] Bei AICN gibt es eine positive Kritik...
[...] the tone of the film: tragic and terrifying. Events occur at the film's conclusion which are very unnerving and may offend viewers [...]

[17.10.2002] Bei AICN gibt es eine positive Kritik...
[...] The film is a spectacular movie which is to be a land mark in not just horror history but in movie history itself and it will get you alot of frights and jumps out of you, and be careful when you watch this film because it will GET UNDER YOUR SKIN....I REPEAT UNDER YOUR SKIN. People if there is a film out that will scare and make you sleep with your nighty lighty on and make you want to cry for your mommy, this is that film.

[14.10.2002] The Longest Site liefert eine positive Kritik (4/5)...
[...] Wow, was für ein Film ! Einen Horrorstreifen dieses Kalibers bekommt nicht oft aus Hong Kong zu sehen... [...]
Fazit : Überraschung ! Viele gefürchtete Klischees etlicher HK-Horrorstreifen werden ganz einfach auslassen, statt dessen stehen Seriosität, Spannung und eine düstere Atmosphäre ganz weit oben auf der Prioritätenliste. Zusätzliche Pluspunkte gibt's für die tolle formale Gestaltung und das Ende des Films. Ohne Vorbehalte zu empfehlen !

[07.10.2002] Bei AICN gibt es positive Kritiken...
[...] The images are frightening, disturbing, and all-around satisfying. Remember the moment in The Sixth Sense when the little boy asks Cole if he wants to see his father's gun, only to turn around and expose the gruesome exit wound left by a long-gone bullet? Remember how the audience gasped and suddenly felt stupendously uncomfortable? This film tops the chill factor of that moment - and many others - tenfold. Without using a drop of blood, Danny and Oxide Pang have created a truly shocking and unsetting masterpiece of horror for the new millennium. [...]

[05.10.2002] Bei AICN gibt es eine überschwengliche Kritik...

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