It appears there are a tiny bit of problem with Jessica Alba’s remake of the Pang Brothers’ horror opus “The Eye”. According to FilmJerk, the movie is far from finished, and Jessica Alba herself is headed back up north to Canada for at least two weeks of reshoots. So what’s the problem, if any? Apparently the film isn’t scary enough, because the scenes will be used to “amp up” the film’s supernatural elements. Curiously, directors David Moreau and Xavier Palud won’t be there to direct the reshoots, and instead sequel master Patrick Lussier will be in charge of the reshoot duties.
The Filmjerk article does stress that this doesn’t mean any major changes to the movie’s storyline ala the recent problems with Nicole Kidman’s “The Invasion”. Again, it’s just to make the film’s supernatural elements more, well, more noticeable.
In the remake, as in the original, a blind violinist gets an experimental eye transplant that allows her to see. But her new vision comes with a price — the original owner could see ghosts, and now, so can the violinist.
Starring Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Chloe Grace Moretz, FranÃ§ois Chau, and directed by David Moreau, Xavier Palud. Based on the 2002 Hong Kong original movie of the same name by the Pang Brothers, which spawned two sequels, “The Eye 2” and “The Eye 10”. (No, you didn’t miss anything. The franchise jumped from #2 to #10.)
The eye sees you February 1, 2008.