I like me some pang. Even when they miss the ball completely (they’ve pretty much swung and miss on most if not all of their Hollywood films), the Pang Brothers still know how to hit one out of the park every once in a while. I don’t know if this 3D movie “The Child’s Eye” is the homer we’ve been waiting for, but it couldn’t be any worst than, say, the recent remake of “Bangkok Dangerous” with Nicolas Cage, could it?
THR has more on the brothers’ return to their Asian horror roots:
“The Child’s Eye in 3D” tells the story of six stranded Hong Kong travelers during the shutdown of the Bangkok airport in the November 2008 anti-government protest and their supernatural encounters after the disappearance of three in the group.
The showpiece of the film will be an underworld made up of paper replica houses, filled with paper dolls and paper cars — a city formed by all the paper-made facsimile of the real world burnt and offered to the deceased in the traditional Chinese ancestor worship ritual. The twins also will be introducing a monster in the film.
The original “The Eye” still scares the pants off me everytime I re-watch it. And certainly “The Child’s Eye” will be rife with Asian myths and traditions, which should give it that eerie feel most really good Asian horror movies are able to provide. That sense of, “Man, we’re not in Kansas anymore…”
Add 3D into the mix, and this should be fun. Although the chances of anyone outside of Asia seeing this thing in its native 3D will be pretty slim.
Below: “So I had this dream, where I was in this movie, and they actually expected me to act. What a terrible nightmare…”