The British directing duo, Tom and Charlie Guard, are in negotiations to remake Korean chiller, A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, for DreamWorks, according THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The 2004 original from Kim Jee-woon was based on a classic Korean folk tale crossed with 1970s British horror. The DreamWorks version will follow modern-day teenage sisters Anna and Alex Rydell who return home from a mental hospital only to have their sanity challenged by a cruel stepmother, clueless father and a lingering ghost. Production is set to begin this fall.
In the summer of 2003, DreamWorks paid $1 million for the remake rights, attaching Craig Rosenberg (JURASSIC PARK 3) to adapt the script for producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Now, Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro (THE GREAT RAID) will rewrite the script based on notes from the Guard brothers.
DreamWorks' Mark Sourian is shepherding the project for the studio.