Rec Remake at Screen Gems


Poughkeepsie directors on board

That didn’t take long.

Rights for Jaume Balaguer√ɬ≥ and Paco Plaza’s Spanish horror film Rec (to be released by Filmax) have fallen into the hands of Screen Gems and a remake is in the works with The Poughkeepsie Tapes‘ John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle writing and directing.

Sounding like a contained version of David Cronenberg’s Rabid, the Americanized Rec centers on a downtown Los Angeles apartment building which is quarantined after a deadly and highly contagious strain of rabies breaks out. Story is said to be told from the point of view of a reporter and her cameraman who are trapped within the structure.

Vertigo’s Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing with Sergio Aguero.

“Horror may be waning, but this is such a unique concept that I’m certain it will cut through all the blood and glut of recent horror in the marketplace,” says Screen Gems prez Clint Culpepper.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Variety