Patrick Remake Lands Leading Lady


Casting has begun on Hartley’s redo

Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood) is spearheading a remake of the 1978 film Patrick. Development is slow going, however, he is making progress on a cast.

We have learn Sharni Vinson, Richard E. Grant and Rachel Griffiths are attached to star.

Vinson, star of You’re Next, will play a nurse who cares for the eponymous character. Grant and Griffiths are part of the hospital’s administration.

Synopsis: After killing is mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.

When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.

You’ll find a photo of Vinson in Next right here.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor