Pascal Laugier's ultra-shocking Martyrs (read our review HERE), I'm finding it hard to swallow the idea that a U.S. remake of that movie can be any sort of good, let alone avoid being a complete disaster.
I'm not trying to be a pessimist about it, but come on, we all know that most Horror remakes end up paling in comparison to their originals, and many just end up being flat out horrible. When it comes to U.S. remakes of foreign Horror movies, those odds get even worse. When it comes to Martyrs in particular, I fear that a ton will be lost in translation, and that even if it's done perfectly, it's going to feel like a shade of the original.
Still, the poster above and the pics below look promising, so we'll give it a fair chance when it's released on January 22nd. We promise.
For now though, feast your eyes on the pics, and mark January 22nd on you movie-watching calendars, because Martyrs is coming. And if you haven't yet seen the brilliant original, rectify that grievous error by checking it out right now. You can order it HERE.