It looks like the 1962 Bette Davis and Joan Crawford psychological thriller, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, is getting remade. If you haven't seen that movie yet you've got to watch it because it's pretty terrifying!
The remake is being written and directed by Walter Hill and produced and financed by Lakeshore Entertainment. I just don't see how they are going to be able to catch that same level of insane creepy charm that the original had. They can't, so I don't see the point of the remake.
Hill has worked on a ton of films over the years that include Last Man Standing, Trespass, Red Heat, 48 Hours, Another 48 Hours, Brewster's Millions, The Warriors and more.
The story is set in an old decaying Hollywood mansion where Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen from the ’30s, are forced into retirement after a crippling accident. They live together consumed in a lethally toxic relationship that escalates into a violent tragedy.
It will be interesting to see who they end up casting in the two lead female roles, because that right there will tell us how good this remake is going to turn out. The actresses need to be extremely talented. Hill even says, “Obviously, our first task is to find the proper casting for the two defining roles.”
Have you seen the original film, and do you care that it's getting remade?