The Echo is a
2008 remake Horror
Film from a Filipino
Film originally titled Sigaw. Yam
who co-wrote and directed in the
, will direct in the remake movie, being
written by Eric Bernt
The story revolves around a young ex-con who moves into an old
apartment building, only to learn his neighbor is an abusive police
officer who savagely beats his wife and daughter. When the ex-con
tries to intervene, he becomes trapped in a curse.
- Vertigo's Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce with Shintaro
Shimosawa, Tyler Mitchell and Will Wright.
- The rights were acquired from Regal Films of the
- The film is being fully financed by venture capitalist Robert
Hoff and Will Wright through their new company RightOff
Entertainment. Hoff, who fully finances the U.S. Olympic ski team,
has been a general partner at Crosspoint Venture Partners since
1983, and was honored this year by the Los Angeles Venture Assn.
with a Lifetime Achievement award. He serves as exec producer.
- Bernt, repped by Endeavor, recently wrote The Hitcher remake for Rogue
and Platinum Dunes. He also will serve as an exec producer.
- Laranas is repped by ICM.
- Hollywood remake of Filipino Thriller: Sigaw.
- Sigaw in English is literally translated as "shout". In the
movie's case, it is informally translated as "scream". (The literal
translation of scream is tili, which doesn't sound very appealing
even to Filipinos, so Sigaw was the best word chosen)
- THE ECHO (DVD Review)
- Vertigo's 'The Echo' Remake Rounds Out Cast
- Vertigo's 'The Echo' Remake Goes Direct-to-Disc
- IMDB The Echo 2008