Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel have climbed on-board to write and direct a remake of the Danish thriller Murk/Mørke for Gold Circle Films.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gold Circle president Paul Brooks will produce alongside Bridge Films president Matthew Riklin. Scott Niemeyer and Norm Waitt will executive produce.
Mørke, released in 2005, details a journalist's investigation into his sister's mysterious death on her wedding night and the whereabouts of her missing fiance. Anders Thomas Jensen co-wrote the original film with Jannik Johansen, who also directed.
Sarmiento and Harel plan to add a high-tech twist to the update.
The pair's debut film, Deadgirl, premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released next year by Dark Sky Films. The low-budget horror film scripted by Trent Haaga, about two high school buddies who find a (kind of) dead girl in the basement of an abandoned mental hospital, polarized audiences with its disturbing story line.
No production date has been set.