Watch: First Trailer for New US Remake of French Horror 'Martyrs'
"The truth can only be seen through their eyes." Anchorbay has debuted the first creepy trailer for the new US remake of the French horror thriller Martyrs, which broke out and became a cult hit back in late 2008 after first premiering at festivals. This new version stars Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton and Toby Huss. This is about two friends who find themselves "trapped in a nightmare" as grown ups after being traumatized at an orphanage while young. This looks like it's much more of a psychological thriller with some horrific moments, and also exactly what I would expect for a remake. Just doesn't look that good.
Here's the first trailer for Kevin & Michael Goetz's Martyrs, direct from Anchorbay's YouTube:
Synopsis: Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr's fate awaits them… Martyrs is a remake of Pascal Laugier's 2008 French film of the same name. It's directed by brothers Kevin & Michael Goetz (of the film Scenic Route previously), from a screenplay by Mark L. Smith. Anchorbay will release this new version of Martyrs in select theaters + on VOD starting January 22nd, 2016 next month. Anyone?