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Daniel Stamm (instruktøren af The Last Exorcism) skulle oprindeligt have instrueret den amerikanske genindspilning af Martyrs, men det er ikke rigtig blevet til noget.

I et interview med Movies.com forklarer han, hvad der er grunden til, at han alligevel ikke skal lave filmen.

Han taler bl.a. om, hvad han synes om det nye manuskript til genindspilningen:

“It was spellbinding. A beautiful character study of how far you’ll go for an insane friend. One of the best scripts I’ve read, probably ever.”

Han forklarer derefter, hvorfor – selvom han elskede manuskriptet – filmprojektet aldrig kom videre:

“The French had done these 30 pages of just mind-numbing, repetitive violence, which is genius because it makes you feel the actual horror of that stuff, but there is no entertainment value.”

Efter den franske originalfilm blev en succes, skete følgende:

“So the Americans come in and go, ‘We have to spice this up and make it more entertaining.’ So suddenly it’s 30 pages of Saw that just didn’t work.”

“The American remake keeps both girls alive; whereas, the French version kills one of the girls very early. If you keep both of them alive, this gives you a really great chance to have this psychological play between them and the torturers. Everything was going great creatively, and then the call comes in. The option ran out a week ago and the French producers now want so much money that we can’t make the movie.’”

“I think they’re now back to making the movie for like $1 million, really low budget, which I think you could almost do; it’s just there’s this philosophy in Hollywood that you can never go back budget-wise. As a filmmaker you are judged by that. And then there’s also this concept I was unaware of called plateauing, where if you’re a filmmaker who makes two movies in the same budget bracket, that becomes your thing. You are the guy for the $3 million movie, and then that’s all you do. And so my agents wouldn’t let me do the $1 million movie because then that’s it for you; you’ll supposedly never get that bigger budget.”

Så derfor er status nu, at hvis filmen bliver lavet, så bliver det på et lille budget. Om det er godt eller skidt for projektet, kan man så diskutere – hvis du spørger mig, skal de SLET ikke lave en genindspilning, da den originale film er unik og fantastisk.

Hvad synes du?