Billy Ray writing and directing a remake of THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Continuing in the vein of recent modern remakes such as LET ME IN and the DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS, it appears even Oscar-winning foreign films aren’t safe from the dreaded remake bug.
According to Deadline, writer/director Billy Ray, best known for films like BREACH and SHATTERED GLASS, is set to write and direct a remake of last year’s foreign language Oscar winner, EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS, better known as THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES.
The film follows a former criminal investigator who is haunted by an unsolved crime and a former colleague. The film is an absolutely breathtaking piece of work, and has been one of the more well-received foreign releases in years.
Now, while the first thought you have may be a cynical one, if this film has to be remade, which it appears it was going to no matter who helmed it, there isn’t a better name to spearhead it than one of the best thriller filmmakers alive, Billy Ray. I adore this decision, and hopefully it will follow LET ME IN’s lead and become a film that is something wholly its own, instead of being a close to the vest, shot for shot remake.
What do you think?
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