Legendary is producing a reimagining of the 1978 cult horror film “Faces of Death,” which will feature Barbie Ferreira, who gained popularity from HBO’s “Euphoria,” and Dacre Montgomery, who starred in “Stranger Things.”
Legendary Pictures has announced plans to produce a remake of the controversial 1978 horror film “Faces of Death,” with Barbie Ferreira and Dacre Montgomery set to star. The new film will be directed by filmmaker and music video director Isa Mazzei, who is best known for her work on the 2018 film “Cam.”
“Faces of Death” is a pseudo-documentary that explores death through a series of gruesome and graphic scenes, including footage of animals being killed, surgical procedures, and executions. The film was highly controversial upon its release and was banned in several countries due to its graphic content.
The new remake will reportedly take a different approach to the original film, focusing on a female moderator of a YouTube-like platform whose job it is to weed out offensive and violent content. As she delves deeper into the world of the site, she begins to uncover a dark and disturbing conspiracy.
Ferreira, who is best known for her role in the hit HBO series “Euphoria,” will play the lead role of the moderator, while Montgomery, who starred in the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” will play a mysterious stranger who becomes involved in her investigation.
The casting of Ferreira and Montgomery has been met with excitement by fans of both actors, who are known for their dynamic and captivating performances on screen. The addition of director Mazzei, who has made a name for herself as a bold and innovative filmmaker, has also generated buzz for the project.
The original “Faces of Death” was a low-budget production that relied heavily on shock value and controversy to generate interest. The new remake, however, promises to take a more nuanced and thoughtful approach to the subject matter, exploring the ways in which our obsession with death and violence has infiltrated our digital lives.
The announcement of the remake has sparked debate among horror fans, with some expressing excitement for a modern retelling of the controversial film, while others have criticized the decision to remake a movie that is known for its shock value rather than its storytelling.
Regardless of one’s opinion on the original “Faces of Death,” the new remake promises to be a thought-provoking and intense exploration of a taboo subject, with a talented cast and crew leading the way. As the project moves into production, fans can look forward to seeing what new twists and turns the filmmakers have in store.