According to the ghouls at Fangoria, Charles and Thomas Gaurds’ remake of Kim Ji-woon’s “A Tale of Two Sisters” (since retitled “The Uninvited”, not to be confused with another South Korean horror movie of the same name) has gotten bumped from its 2008 release date for a new bow — January 30, 2009. This means the movie will be going up against other totally unnecessary horror remakes, including reboots of “Hellraiser”, “My Bloody Valentine”, “Friday the 13th”, and whatever else Hollywood is currently remaking from their stable of ’70s and ’80s horror movies.
Obviously it’s never a good sign when a movie gets delayed, but worst when you’re slotted in January, infamous for being the dumping ground for movies that studios have little hope for.
The DreamWorks version centers on modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to find their recovery unraveling because of a cruel stepmother, clueless or seemingly ignorant father and a lingering, scary ghost. With their mental states deteriorating can they stay alive in a haunted house where the only thing they have is each other?
Charles and Thomas Guard directs the remake from a script by Craig Rosenberg. Arielle Kebbel and Emily Browning stars as the sisters, with Elizabeth Banks as the stepmother and David Strathairn as the dad.