Pangs, C/W are seeing ‘Eye’ to eye

Pic will make its N. American premiere at Toronto

Paramount Pictures-based C/W Prods. is in final negotiations to acquire remake rights to “The Eye,” a Thai-Hong Kong co-production directed by Oxide Pang and Danny Pang, a duo known as the Pang Brothers.

Thriller concerns a blind woman who undergoes a corneal transplant that restores her sight; she discovers, however, that her new eye allows her to see unearthly things.

The Pang Brothers wrote the script with Jo Jo Yuet-chun Hui, who also served as associate producer.

Produced by Applause Pictures, the film was a major hit this summer in Asia, and a sequel is now in pre-production. Pic will make its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival Monday.

Gaye Hirsch brought it in to C/W, with Par exec VP Brian Witten serving as the supervising studio exec. The project is out to writers.

Peter Chan would produce the film with Cruise/Wagner, with Roy Lee and Doug Davison serving as executive producers.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading