Martyrs remake gets director Daniel Stamm

Martyrs

The Last Exorcism director Daniel Stamm has signed on to remake 2008 French horror Martyrs .

The film - which has many fans here in the TF office - made waves thanks to its graphic, uncompromising style and full-blooded shocks.

Martyrs is very nihilistic,” says Stamm. “The American approach [ that I'm looking at ] would go through all that darkness but then give a glimmer of hope. You don’t have to shoot yourself when it’s over.”

While Stamm did solid work with Last Exorcism , fans of the savage original Martyrs may feel slightly wary after the director made a bizarre comparison between the film and, uh, a certain Gump.

“It plays on things that are familiar - like two friends who can’t be separated, kind of a Forrest Gump and Jenny situation,” says the director.

Odd comparison aside, going on Stamm’s previous film work and ignoring his comments, Martyrs could still come out smelling of roses. Though we’d have preferred it if the original had just been left alone, really.