Alba Eyeing ‘The Eye’


Lionsgate has picked up the Cruise/Wagner-produced remake of The Eye out of turnaround from Paramount Pictures and is apparently in negotiations with Jessica Alba to star in the feature.

French helmers David Moreau and Xavier Palud are all set to direct the film which is currently scheduled to film this winter.

The original pic was directed by the Pang brothers and was released stateside in 2003. The film follows a blind woman (Alba) who undergoes a risky cornea transplant operation that restores her vision, but causes a series of inexplicable events and visions. Unable to decipher what is real from what is a trick of her new eyes, she goes on a desperate path to uncover the truth and find out what it is that she is seeing through her new eyes.

When the pic was first announced back in March of 2005 Ring 2 helmer Hideo Nakata was set to direct, then in September 2005 none other than Renee Zellweger was expected to star. Unfortunately things didn’t work out as Zellweger dropped out and the pic lost its steam.

Even more interesting is word that the Cruise/Wagner production duo may be looking at other studios as their deal with Paramount is nearing its expiration.

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