Submitted by: Kyle Nin
Nicole Kidman is set to play the lead in Invasion, German director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, reports Production Weekly.
The Warner Bros. release, written by Dave Kajganich, will center on Carol (Kidman) who uncovers a conspiracy in a small town where the inhabitants’ personalities seem to be changing.
Production on the new version will begin in October.
In Don Siegel’s original 1956 sci-fi/horror film, a hysteria spreads through a small California town after townspeople appear to their relatives and friends as strangers while retaining their outward appearances. The studio owns the remake rights to the film after making 1993’s Body Snatchers, directed by Abel Ferrara.
Kidman also re-confirmed her participation in Wong Kar-wais upcoming A Lady From Shanghai, which will shoot in Russia and elsewhere in the west. The film is set in the 1950s and revolves around a glamorous woman in danger and in love with a spy.