Refn Completes Horror Remake Trilogy With Giallo Film WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?
With the confirmation of Maniac Cop moving forward and the addition of Witchfinder General Danish filmmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has added the final piece to a trio of horror film remakes.
Deadline reports that Refn has added the 1972 Giallo flick What Have You Done To Solange? to his production slate and will set the tale in Los Angeles.
He will work with Solange's original producer Fulvio Lucisano who also released all of Refn's films in Italy. Lucisano also produced the 1965 film Planet of the Vampires which Refn screened a restoration of at Cannes this year. Much like Refn working with his UK distributor Rupert Preston on Witchfinder Refn is recognizing Lucisano's loyalty throughout his career.
Loosely based on the Edgar Wallace mystery novel The Clue Of The New Pin, What Have You Done To Solange? is set at an all-girls school where a killer is on the loose. Gym teacher Enrico Rosseni, who has been sleeping with one of his students, becomes a suspect and sets out to find the real killer. Ennio Morricone scored the original.Refn calls it an “absolutely incredible Italian giallo movie. One of the great, great horror films from the period... (and) is part of a “continuing renewal of genre movies, and bringing them to a new audience. I’ve really cherry-picked films that I think have a strong potential to be reinvented and also something that is artistically out there.”
Refn held meetings at Cannes about writers and directors for the project. Production will begin when Refn is not directing his own projects, suggesting he will be very hands on during it.