Anchor Bay has finally released a trailer in support the upcoming remake of Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs. You can check it out for yourself after the break!
The trailer shows a certain promise and suggests that the filmmakers were inspired by the original but took it in their own direction. I have a screener for this sitting in my inbox, so you can expect my thoughts on it shortly.
As we previously reported, the film will see a limited theatrical and VOD release on January 22, 2016. It is directed by The Goetz Brothers (Scenic Route). Mark L. Smith (Vacancy) wrote the script. Troian Bellisario and Caitlin Carmichael star. Blumhouse and The Safran Company were also involved with the film’s production.
Martyrs tells the story of Lucie, a young girl who was beaten and tortured by a sadistic family years prior. Lucie and her friend set out to track down the family years later. The pair exacts brutal revenge but things take a turn for the bizarre and they wind up martyrs in the process of seeking retribution.
Click here for our exclusive interview with co-director Kevin Goetz. Our contributor Sean Abley had the following reaction to the remake: “As a huge fan of the original, I really enjoyed this new version. If you’re automatically anti-remake, you’ll probably find a reason (or two or three) not to like it, but if have an open mind about remakes, I’m guessing you’ll at the very least appreciate the Goetz Brothers’ take on the material.”