Mikael Håfström Set to Direct New Thriller 'Wake' for Hammer Films
by Ethan Anderton
July 6, 2011
After an absence in show business since the 1980's, Hammer Films made a big return with Let Me In, the surprisingl fantastic American adaptation of the Swedish film and novel Let the Right One In. Early next year we'll also see their release of The Woman in Black which will mark Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe's first screen appearance following the end of the successful wizarding franchise. Now Hammer Films continues to march forward with their announcement that The Rite and 1408 director Mikael Håfström will direct a new thriller called Wake from Christopher Borrelli, writer of The Vatican Tapes.
Hammer Films sets up the film like this: 3% of all men are considered sociopaths, lacking concern for the well being of others or for the consequences of their actions. 1% of all men are born without the emotional capability to experience fear. A very small percentage of the male population will statistically therefore be made up of sociopaths without fear.Wake tells the story of one such man -- a modern day Jekyll and Hyde who knows no bounds. I'm not entirely sure a sociopath without fear brings to mind Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as much as a villainous Daredevil, but that's just me. Still, the concept does sound rather intriguing, and definitely right up Hammer Films alley. Here's hoping the film is less generic and more thrilling than The Rite though.