Universal Pictures and Sentient Entertainment are partnering on a remake of Alejandro Amenabar’s 2001 ghost story The Others, which starred Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston.
The reboot is in development after Universal Pictures optioned the rights to The Others from Sentient. The original film portrayed a woman living in a darkened old family house with her two photosensitive children, only to become convinced that the home is haunted.
Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin will produce the remake alongside Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin. Enrique Cerezo will executive produce alongside Guido Rud and Michael and Jeeny Miller.
Sentient acquired control of the remake rights in a highly competitive situation in April 2020 from FilmSharks-owned The Remake Co. and VideoMercury.
Sentient made the deal with FilmSharks CEO Rud and Cerezo’s Video Mercury. Cerezo originally acquired the film rights when he purchased Sogecine.
Senior VP of production Sara Scott will oversee the movie remake for Universal. CAA represented the producers in the deal.