Blumhouse y Universal Pictures prepare audiences for the theatrical release of the American remake of the Danish horror hit, Speak No Evil, that we remember for its great premiere at Sundance in 2022.

The new English-language version is by the writer and director James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake), who directs a cast headed by James McAvoy (Split, It: Chapter Two), Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale, The Fall), Mackenzie Davis (Station Eleven, Blade Runner 2049), y Scoot McNairy (Argo, Narcos: Mexico). Alix West Lefler (My Life with the Walter Boys, Riverdale), Kris Hitchen (Trigger Point, The Long Shadow), y Kind of Malhees (200 Meters) complete the cast.

The studios started the marketing campaign for the remake, revealing the first official trailer since Universal Pictures' presentation at CinemaCon 2024, which is being held right now in Las Vegas.

You can find the trailer at the end of this note.

The original 2022 film focuses on two families, one Danish and one Dutch, who during a vacation in Tuscany, meet and become fast friends. Months later, the free-spirited Dutch family extends an invitation to the conservative Danish family for a holiday weekend getaway at their country house. However, it isn't long before things gradually spiral out of control, as the joy of reunion is replaced by misunderstandings.

Dutch hospitality becomes bewildering for the Danes, and they find themselves increasingly caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric… or sinister behavior.

Speak No Evil received the Rated R by the MPA (Film Association) due to:

“Some strong violence, language, some sexual content and brief drug use.”

Jason Blum produces the remake, with Paul Ritchie, Christian Tafdrup, Jacob Jarek and Brea Sequeira serving as executive producers. Tafdrup is the co-writer of the original film.

Director Watkins made his debut behind the lens with the thriller Eden Lake (2008), a tense story starring Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender as a couple who go on a romantic getaway to a remote lake surrounded by forests, where they encounter a nasty gang of teenagers with terrible and violent consequences. If you haven't had a chance to see the film, we highly recommend it. Watkins later made the feature films The Woman in Black (2012), the action thriller Bastille Day (2016), trying his luck on the small screen by directing an episode of the acclaimed anthology series Black Mirror and eight episodes of McMafia.

Universal Pictures will release Speak No Evil in theaters on September 13, 2024.

Official trailer:


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