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Emilie de Ravin: The Hills Have Eyes

Emilie is set to appear in ‘The Hills Have Eyes’, a remake of the Wes Craven classic of the same name.

Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Hills Have Eyes to Start Production

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that principal photography will begin June 27 in Morocco on The Hills Have Eyes. A new take on Wes Craven’s 1977 film of the same name, The Hills Have Eyes will be directed by award-winning French filmmaker Alexandre Aja from a screenplay he penned with Gregory Levasseur. The film will be produced by Craven, Peter Locke, who produced the original The Hills Have Eyes, and long-time Craven producing partner Marianne Maddalena, who produced Craven’s blockbuster “Scream” series amongst many others.

The film’s cast will be led by Aaron Stanford, Ted Levine, Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd and Robert Joy.

A family road trip goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family…and they are the prey.

When Wes Craven’s original The Hills Have Eyes was released in 1977, it quickly became a cult classic. The film is considered to be one of the finest to date in Craven’s 40-year career, which also includes such blockbuster hits as the “Scream” series and “A Nightmare on Elm Street”.

Alexandre Aja was nominated for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm for his first film, the short entitled Over the Rainbow. The Hills Have Eyes once again partners him with screenwriter Gregory Levasseur with whom he co-wrote the feature film Haute Tension, which earned accolades at film festivals worldwide for best picture and netted Aja several nominations and an award for Best Director. Aja and Levasseur also partnered on the feature films Furia and Entre Chiens Et Loups.

The Hills Have Eyes will be shot by Director of Photography Maxime Alexandre, who previously collaborated with Aja on Haute Tension, and whose credits also include The Last Drop and The Defender. It was designed by Production Designer Joseph Nemec, who counts among his many action feature credits Twister and Patriot Games.

Lawrence Grey, Vice President of Production for Fox Searchlight, and Creative Executive Jeffrey Arkus will oversee the project for Searchlight.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Cast Climbs Fox Searchlight’s Hills

Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Ted Levine and Vinessa Shaw will star in Fox Searchlight’s The Hills Have Eyes for writer/director Alexandre Aja. Shooting will start in Morocco this month.

The project is a remake of the 1977 film written and directed by Wes Craven, who will produce the new version with his production partner Marianne Maddalena and Peter Locke.

The story follows a vacationing family that makes a wrong turn in the desert and is terrorized by the inhabitants they encounter.

Stanford will play Doug Wood; Shaw plays his wife, Lynne Wood; Levine plays Big Bob Carter; and Quinlan will play Ethel Carter. Also starring are Emilie de Ravin as Brenda Carter, Dan Byrd as Bobby Carter and Robert Joy as Lizard. Billy Drago and Tom Bower also have been cast.

After The Hills Have Eyes, Stanford immediately will segue into 20th Century Fox’s X-Men 3, in which he will reprise his role as Pyro in the franchise.