Guillermo del Toro producing Terrified remake for Fox Searchlight
Oscar and Golden Globe winner Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) will be producing Fox Searchlight’s horror movie Terrified, Deadline has confirmed. The movie is a remake of the 2017 Argentinian film Aterrados.
Demián Rugna wrote and directed the original movie, and will also serve as director on the English-language version. Emmy and Independent Spirit Award winner Sacha Gervasi (Anvil!, The Terminal, Hitchcock) will pen the script.
In Terrified, after strange vents occur in a neighborhood in Bueno Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex-police officer investigate further. The results are horrifying, and the evil must be stopped before it spreads.
Writer/director/producer del Toro signed an overall deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures earlier this year that covers live-action feature film projects for the company. The filmmaker is known for his work on Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Shape of Water, The Hobbit trilogy, Crimson Peak, and the series The Strain. Upcoming projects include Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Pinocchio, Nightmare Alley, Carnival Row, and Antlers.