Posted January 04, 2019 08:21:51 An Indian filmmaker is working on a remake of Quaker Millworks’ Gone Girl, which was the last film of its type in the US.
The film, which follows a young woman who escapes her abusive husband, is based on the bestseller by Canadian novelist and film-maker Moira Walley-Beckett.
The trailer, released by QuakerMillworks on Thursday, features the film’s stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Emma Watson and Woody Harrelson.
The studio behind the remake said the trailer was inspired by the book, which describes how a woman who leaves her abusive family to go on a journey to seek freedom and self-discovery.
QuakerMilllands CEO Kala Bharti said the remake was a follow-up to a film about the same period, which had sold well at Sundown screenings and garnered awards.
“This time, we’ve taken this to the next level,” he said.
“It’s the most powerful trailer we’ve ever made, but also the most complex.
We’ve tried to create a sense of the journey in the trailer, which is a very powerful thing.”
The film’s director, Arvind Pannai, said the film was an emotional, visceral journey that could be seen as a ‘wake-up call’ to the country’s patriarchal system.
Quakermillworks, a division of the National Geographic Society, released the film in the United States in November 2015 and has been in production for the past two years.
The director said the studio wanted to follow the book’s plot.
“It’s an epic story about a young girl who decides to leave her abusive and dangerous life to explore a new future,” he told the New York Times.
The film has sold well so far and has earned more than $100 million.