Martyrs Reboot Finally Revealed

Martyrs was developed and produced by Anchor Bay under the utmost secrecy. has covered the progress over the past couple of months and you can catch up with our articles here: Martyrs Reboot Complete, Release Date TBA and Martyrs Reboot Release Date Announced. For those unaware The film is a reboot from Pascal Laugier’s  2008 release “Martyrs”. The film is premier candidate of the French Extremism cinema, a sub genre of horror that portrays brutal and visceral horror. The film garnered controversy for its depiction of torture and violence. In the opinion of this reporter, its is an exquisite film to savor once, perhaps twice.

Now over seven years later, Blumhouse Productions in conjunction with The Safran Company and Temple Hill Entertainment are releasing an Americanized (and perhaps diluted version) reboot. Directed by Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz the film centers on: 

 Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr’s fate awaits them…

Finally, after the long wait a trailer was finally revealed. Although its unfair to base a film off from the trailer, this should be the one exception. If you’ve seen Pascal Laugier’s “Martyrs” feel free to vent your frustration with the imagery presented within the two-minute trailer.  As a reminder the “Martyrs” reboot is scheduled for limited theatrical release and video on demand  on the 22nd of January 2016, with a jump to Blu-ray and DVD on the 2nd of February 2016.

Give us your thoughts, looking forward to the Americanized version of “Martyrs”?


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