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The Patrick Remake Gets a U.S. Release Date, Updated Title

Mark Hartley’s remake of Patrick is getting a limited theatrical run this March. When it arrives, however, it is going to be called Patrick: Evil Awakens. Strange.

Phase 4 is handling the distribution of the film which will open March 14th.

You’re Next’s Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths and Game of Thrones’ Charles Dance star.

The Patrick Remake Gets U.S. Distribution

Fresh off of a festival run, the Patrick remake has found a U.S. distributor in Phase 4 Films and Uncork’d Entertainment, reports Heat Vision.  I reviewed the film during Fantastic Fest right here.

The film will get a theatrical/VOD spring 2014 release.

Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance star in the film – hitting Australian theaters this fall – directed by Mark Hartley.  

Fantastic Fest Review: Patrick

No one really asked for a remake to Patrick.  The original is not exactly what you might call a “recognizable” title (one of the many reasons companies remake films: familiarity and recognition).  Nor was the original all that special (perhaps the ultimate argument to remake the film).  But a remake of the Australian ’70s film is what we get.  

And, for what it is, this contemporary take on Patrick isn’t too shabby.  I can’t tell you it’s a great film.  Trashy?  Maybe.  A cut above being “okay” is more like it thanks to some choice humor that comes through in the dialogue and editing.

The eponymous comatose patient unleashes some rather nasty mayhem, too, further making Patrick goofy, nasty fun.

Here’s a New One-Sheet for the Patrick Remake

While we await a U.S. release date for Patrick, the latest remake to float our way, check out a new international poster inside.

Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance star in the film – hitting Australian theaters this fall – directed by Mark Hartley.  Patrick will be making an appearance at Fantastic Fest this month – stay tuned for our coverage.

After killing his 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 guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death.  Watch the trailer here.

The Trailer for the Patrick Remake Has Arrived

The Australian ’70s flick Patrick was remade recently and, today, with the Cannes film market in full swing, a sales trailer for the update was revealed.  And honestly?  It looks pretty damn good – contained and creepy.

Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance star in the film – hitting Australian theaters this fall – directed by Mark Hartley. 

After killing his 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 guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. 

New Poster Art for the Patrick Remake

To the left is the latest poster art for the Patrick remake, a modern take on the ’78 Australian horror film.

Sharni Vinson, Rachel Griffiths, Charles Dance star in this update – hitting Australian theaters this fall – directed by Mark Hartley.

The synopsis?  

After killing his 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 guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. 

Shooting Begins On the Patrick Remake

ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned that the first day of principle photography on Patrick began today in Australia.

The film is a remake of the 1978 Australian horror film originally directed by Richard Franklin.  Documentary filmmaker Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood) is at the helm of the re-imaging with a script by newcomer Justin King.  Sharni Vinson, Charles Dance and Rachel Griffiths star.

The redo goes like this…  

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. 

Patrick Remake Sales Poster, Cast Update, Shooting Soon

Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood) is still determined to helm a remake of the 1978 Australian horror film Patrick.  It’s a project that has been kicked around for a while and, last December, it appeared financing had been locked in place.  Twitch now reports filming will begin in November and with this news a new sales one-sheet has been revealed.

You’ll find a larger version inside.

Sharni Vinson and Rachel Griffiths are attached to star.  Apparently, Charles Dance is now appearing in the film, presumably taking on the role originally filled by Richard E. Grant (whose name is absent from Twitch’s piece).

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