Twilight Producer is Behind the Martyrs Remake? Shoot Me Now.


I know a lot of people tend to feel that Pascal Laugier’s “Marytrs” is one of the most overrated horror pictures in the past ten years, but I happen to think it’s one of the strongest genre efforts in recent memory. The idea of an English-language remake sickens me, especially considering that “Twilight” and “Dear John” producer Wyck Godfrey is “brains” behind the production. Sure, he’s got “Vacancy” scribe Mark L. Smith penning the script, but how can anyone get excited about a remake of an exceptionally gory horror movie when its spearheaded by the same guy who helped “Eragon” limp lifelessly onto the big screen? So much for positive thinking.

I am, of course, jumping the gun a bit, and I shouldn’t hold Godfrey’s previous endeavors against him. However, considering how much I despise pointless remakes of contemporary films for illiterate American audiences, it’s hard not to judge this picture before it even gets off the ground. Am I overreacting? Am I unfairly grinding my boot heel against the tender throat of Godfrey’s career? Perhaps. Of course, I seriously doubt it. Big thanks to Bloody Disgusting for driving my cinematic blood pressure through the skylight.



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Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.

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  • photoj

    This is sickening. I do not think the movie was over rated, it was great.
    I very rarely like the remakes in English, Quarantine was one of the few.
    Old Boy, Martyrs, Let the Right One In!!????
    Hollywood is garbage.

  • photoj

    This is sickening. I do not think the movie was over rated, it was great.
    I very rarely like the remakes in English, Quarantine was one of the few.
    Old Boy, Martyrs, Let the Right One In!!????
    Hollywood is garbage.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NWZCUHWGEBERMTIUWVTP6IOKKQ Kat

    Holy Crap!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me this is not true! Kristen Stewart CANNOT ACT!!! She is awful. Ask any die hard Twilight fan, they think she is awful as Bella the character. How can the producer think she is great…..This will ruin it….It was such a great movie and so well made. She can’t even handle the idea of being famous. She calls it like being “raped”….I mean COME ON!! Seriously!!