The Changeling


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The new story revolves around musician Joe Carmichael, who returns to his childhood home in Italy after the death of his young daughter. It's there that he finds the house haunted by the spirit of a dead child and begins to uncover a terrifying family secret.

CURRENT STATUS: 
Pre-Production
The new story revolves around musician Joe Carmichael, who returns to his childhood home in Italy after the death of his young daughter. It's there that he finds the house haunted by the spirit of a dead child and begins to uncover a terrifying family secret.


RELEASE DATE
2019/2020
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Cornerstone Films 
X Filme
Joel B. Michaels
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
Mark Steven Johnson
WRITTEN BY
Mark Steven Johnson
Jeremy Lovering (early draft)
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Casting is underway, and production is set to begin in Venice in early 2019. (5/9/18)
  • Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider).
  • Apparently this new film shifts the action from the U.S. to Venice, Italy.
  • Jeremy Lovering (In Fear) has reporetedly turned in a treatment to the producers, saying the following in a recent interview: "I'm really nervous about it, for obvious reasons. The original is an extraordinarily good film, and I’ve tried to take a kind of alternative point of view—doing the scenes you don’t see, the ones in between those that are in the film. THE CHANGELING has such iconic, much-copied sequences, and obviously loads of directors, from James Wan to [THE WOMAN IN BLACK’s] James Watkins and a whole bunch of others, happily acknowledge THE CHANGELING as a massively influential film. It’s the same producers [as the original] who want to make it, and it has been a very interesting process, but I’m still trying to decide whether it’s the right thing to do or not."
  • Despite no real movement with the project in years, the original producers are apparently still interested in moving forward with the right script.
  • Guillermo del Toro was involved as producer in the early development stages many years ago.
  • Apparently more than four scripts have been turned down.
  • Focus Features was going to release this.
  • Original producer Joel B. Michaels returns to produce.
  • When Peter Medak was rumored to be returning to direct, he expressed his disinterest in the use of CGI-effects for the ghost(s) as he feels having the impression a spirit is there is more effective than actually seeing it.
  • Original director Peter Medak was once rumored to be helming this remake.
  • This project has been in and out of development for well over a decade.
  • No relation to director Clint Eastwood's film starring Angelina Jolie.
  • This is a remake of the 1980 Peter Medak horror film with the same name.
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