Goodnight Mommy was one of the freakiest, most Halloween-costume-inspiring horror films to achieve cult status in the last few years (what with its suspiciously bandaged matriarch and twin kids... eesh, twins). Now, in a coup for American horror fans, Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s Austrian film will be getting an English-language remake. Now we’ll be able to be freaked out by the movie AND know what’s going on without having to read. Take THAT, foreign cinema.
According to Deadline, the spooky thriller will come from director Matt Sobel (known for his familial thriller/drama Take Me to the River) and screenwriter Kyle Warren, who will be working with It Follows producer David Kaplan on the remake.
Franz and Fiala will both executive produce, so you can expect the film to err closely to their vision, which you can get a sense of in the original trailer below:
“My favorite films are those that invite the audience to step inside their protagonist’s journey,” Sobel said. “Whether fear of abandonment, or the dreadful realization that those closest to us may not be who they seem, our re-imagining of Goodnight Mommy aims to create an immersive nightmare, with visceral sensations front and center.”
As the young twin boys doubt the person wrapped in bandages is truly their mother, the audience will no doubt join Sobel in this nightmare.
Filming for Goodnight Mommy will start in the back half of 2019.