Charlize Theron to star in remake of Dutch thriller ZWART WATER (BLACK WATER)

Charlize Theron is set to star in the remake of Zwart Water (Black Water) for Summit Entertainment. Comingsoon reports that the studio is remaking the Dutch thriller with Scott Derrickson directing based on a script he wrote with Paul Boardman.

The supernatural filmis being produced by Theron and Beth Kono under their Denver and Delilah Films banner. The project is being exec produved by Elbert Van Strien and Claudia Brandt along with Denver and Deliliah’s JJ Harris.

The original film had the North American title of Two Eyes Staring, is described as follows:

Nine-year-old Lisa has always thought that her mother, Christine, looked at her like she was someone else. As a result, Lisa feels disconnected from her mother, but is very close to her father, Paul. When her maternal grandmother dies leaving the family a huge old house, Lisa and her parents move from Holland to Belgium. The house was Christine's childhood home, but she had a falling out with her mother and hadn't been back in years.

Moving to a new location can be a very traumatic experience for a nine-year-old girl. Lisa is lonely, bored and frankly a little bit put out (particularly with her mother) for putting her through the move. To ease the isolation, Lisa creates an imaginary friend to keep her company and join her on her explorations of the large, old house. Her parents aren't terrifically concerned about this development. Lisa has always had an active imagination and actually left an old imaginary friend back in Holland.

When her invisible friend starts to explain secrets about her mother's childhood and her previously unmentioned twin sister, however, the fabric starts to unravel in this small family unit. Tensions increase, Lisa's behavior becomes erratic and potentially dangerous, and nuances are unearthed about Christine's childhood secrets that cast them in a very sinister light.

This will be a nice change fo pace for Theron who will next be seen in Young Adult, Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. Derrickson recently directed and co-wrote The Exorcism of Emily Rose with Boardman. Derrickson also directed The Day the Earth Stood Still, which was easily forgettable.

I like how Theron is diversifying her career lately. What are your thoughts about this casting news?

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