In Sony’s new update
Director David Ondaatje is at work on an update of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger, the 1927 silent film, for Sony Pictures. Ondaatje is pulling triple-duty on the picture, he’ll be writing as well as producing.
According to Variety, he’ll be heading back to the original film’s source material: Marie Belloc Lowndes’ novel of the same name which concerned a Jack the Ripper-like serial killer. Los Angeles will now replace London as the concept’s setting with a copycat creep at the center of re-imagining’s murders.
Michael Mailer is producing; he shepherded the production of Devour, starring “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles, in 2005. “Lodger” will be Ondaatje’s feature debut.