Newcomer Takes a Stab at a "Sisters" Remake

by | April 13, 2006 | Comments

One of Brian De Palma‘s earliest (and most effective) creepers was 1973’s Sisters (which starred Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, and Charles Durning), a flick which now seems primed for the remake pump. According to Variety, first-timer Douglas Buck is already shooting his remake up in Vancouver.

Says Variety: "Douglas Buck is helming a remake of the Brian DePalma film "Sisters" with French thesp Lou Doillon joining Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Rea. No Remorse Pictures is producing. Production is under way in Vancouver.

Script was written by Buck and John Freitas and centers on a young woman, played by Doillon, who leads a disturbingly sheltered existence at the hand of her controlling psychiatrist (Rea). A nosey reporter (Sevigny), suspicious of the doctor’s motives, gets involved, leading to her witnessing a homicide.

Buck is a former electrical engineer who before turning to film had a job overseeing the electrical systems at New York’s John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports. He then enrolled in film classes at the New School, where he attended a lecture on "Sisters" by Freitas. Soon the two were writing a script together.

Of his take on "Sisters," Buck says: "In the original film, which I love, DePalma chose style over substance. I’m interested in exploring all the other stuff that’s there — the perversity, the tragedy, the sadness. All those character traits make it, to me, more interesting. I want to make the characters more alive."

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