Screen Gems is remaking Rec, a Spanish-language horror film about an outbreak of rabies in Los Angeles.
The film will be written and directed by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, who helmed the upcoming horror film The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Production will begin early next year.
Vertigo’s Doug Davison and Roy Lee will produce with Sergio Aguero. Julio and Carlos Fernandez will be executive producers. The original film, financed by Barcelona-based Filmax, was directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza.
In the film, a downtown Los Angeles apartment building is quarantined after a mysterious deadly and highly contagious strain of rabies breaks out. A reporter and her cameraman are among those trapped inside.