Jesse Bradford to Star in Horror Remake of The Echo

Now usually my “snobby Asian film fan” persona kicks in when I hear about Hollywood remaking an Asian movie, especially when the infamous Roy Lee is involved. But there is one thing that keeps me from making such snobbish statements about this remake of “The Echo”, and it’s this: the filmmakers behind “The Echo” have said many times that they always intended for their film to sell internationally, and were actively seeking to sell the remake rights to Hollywood since 2003, during the height of the J-horror Remake boom. With that in mind, Jesse Bradford has signed on to star in the remake of the Filipino horror movie “The Echo” (aka “Sigaw”).

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The story centers on a young ex-con (Bradford) who moves into an old apartment building only to learn his neighbor is an abusive police officer who savagely beats his wife and daughter. When the ex-con tries to intervene, he becomes trapped in a curse.

This will be young Mr Bradford’s second Hollywood remake of an Asian movie, following up the teen romantic comedy “My Sassy Girl” (co-starring Elisha Cuthbert).

Another reason why no one should bitch about this remake? The original writer/director, Yam Laranas, will also be doing the remake.

Jesse Bradford to Star in Horror Remake of The Echo



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  • kela-chikada

    When will it be shown?,,,,
    i think Iza is really hot!! what’s her natinality again?

    • randy

      iza calzado is a Filipina

  • kela-chikada

    When will it be shown?,,,,
    i think Iza is really hot!! what’s her natinality again?

    • randy

      iza calzado is a Filipina

  • Katelyn

    I think this movie has its own originality and depth, unlike other remakes which stories are so unusual and make you yawn all through. who is this Iza?

    • Simone

      iza is a filipino actress who was in the original movie sigaw. she played the battered wife. she auditioned for that role again for the american remake and she got it!! :-)

  • Katelyn

    I think this movie has its own originality and depth, unlike other remakes which stories are so unusual and make you yawn all through. who is this Iza?

    • Simone

      iza is a filipino actress who was in the original movie sigaw. she played the battered wife. she auditioned for that role again for the american remake and she got it!! :-)

  • http://www.friendster.com/ dbest

    hey iza im your fan …
    she’s scary girl
    i love it

  • http://www.friendster.com dbest

    hey iza im your fan …
    she’s scary girl
    i love it

  • http://www.friendster.com/ dbest

    this is where it started
    http://www.echothemovie.com/

  • http://www.friendster.com dbest

    this is where it started
    http://www.echothemovie.com/

  • Chad

    The Echo, directed by young filmmaker Yam Laranas, certainly comes as a surprise to even those horror fans who claim to have seen everything. The film manages to be both artistic and terrifying. A rare and strangely powerful combination. – The Echo Movie Review, by Lance Curtis

  • Chad

    The Echo, directed by young filmmaker Yam Laranas, certainly comes as a surprise to even those horror fans who claim to have seen everything. The film manages to be both artistic and terrifying. A rare and strangely powerful combination. – The Echo Movie Review, by Lance Curtis