Whoa. This is so fascinating! A lot of times, these well-regarded, much talked about foreign genre films will be picked up and remade for American audiences. Personally, I prefer the original versions, but sadly, there are far too many general audience members that don’t want to read subtitles! (What’s the matter with you?!)
But once in a while, American movies also get remade for other territories. In 2013, Ken Watanabe starred in a Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood’s THE UNFORGIVEN. The comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT was remade for Chinese audiences in 2011 and became a smash hit. And now, it looks like Bollywood has set their sights on a new version of OCULUS! And I know about it, because original OCULUS director Mike Flanagan just shared it via his social media, meaning that he fully endorses this! Check out the trailer to DOBAARA: SEE YOUR EVIL!
Synopsis: It’s a story about a mirror believed to be haunted and the contradictory views between a brother and sister dealing with the killing of their parents a decade ago. The cast includes Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain, Lisa Ray, Rhea Chakraborty & Madalina Bellariu Ion. The film is directed by Prawaal Raman.
It’s out in India on June 2nd!