The Good Son director Joseph Ruben has signed on to direct a remake of Orson Welles' classic 1946 thriller The Stranger. Whenever I see another remake announced it's like nails scratching across a chalk board for me. It just annoys me that we aren't seeing more original film content.
Welles directed and starred in the original movie alongside Edward G. Robinson who played an agent of the War Crimes Commission on the hunt for one of the engineers of the Holocaust, that was hiding out in Connecticut.
The remake was written by an Alanna Belak, and it will "focus on a reformed serial killer who has reinvented himself as a small-town professor but is visited by his former partner, who wants them to start killing together again." It's not completely the same story but close enough.
Ruben has also directed films such as The Forgotten, Sleeping With the Ememy and Money Train. What do you think about this movie getting remade? If you haven't watched the original film yet, check it out, it's a great movie!