The 2008 spine-chilling horror 'The Strangers' is getting an updated trilogy remake.
The original movie, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman terrified audiences, exploring one of our greatest fears - the home invasion. Loosely based on the Keddy Cabin murders in the 1980's, 'The Strangers' scared audiences senseless with the three bag-wearing antagonists.
Now, production has begun in Bratislava, Slovakia on a new version of 'The Strangers'. This time around, it will be a trilogy of films based on Bertino's original movie.
'Cliffhanger' and 'Deep Blue Sea' filmmaker Renny Harlin is directing. Alan R. Cohen and Alan Freedland are writing the script. Lionsgate will distribute worldwide.
The project stars 'Riverdale' actress Madelaine Petsch, whose character drives cross-country with her long-time boyfriend (Froy Gutierrez) to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest. When their car breaks down in Venus, Oregon, they're forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers
"My mother instilled the love of movies in me through the world of Hitchcock and other masters of suspense and horror. My breakthrough to Hollywood happened with the success of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4,'" said Harlin.
"It is only fitting that I get to return to my favourite genre with the incredibly well written trilogy of 'The Strangers'. The characters and the storyline are all grounded in reality and offer me an endless tapestry of haunting visuals in bringing these movies alive."
A sequel to the original, 'The Strangers: Prey at Night', starring Christina Hendricks and Lewis Pullman, released in 2018.