The J-Horror remake train ploughs on – while some are as good, if not better, for injecting a little more cash into the production process, some fall down as death as the ghostly characters their plots rely on, as if something is lost in the translation.
While remakes of “The Ring” and “The Grudge” have been reasonably well received, their sequels have been lacking in some respects. Hopefully this downturn will pick up again once the “Ring 3” hits the big screen. One of the untouched films was “The Eye”, which told a slow placed, quite effecting story.
In the remake, Jessica Alba’s character, Sydney Wells, is an accomplished, independent, Los Angeles-based concert violinist. Blind, since a childhood accident, Sydney take the option of a double corneal transplant, a surgery she has waited her whole life to have.
With her sight restored, and her whole way of life changed, a neural ophthalmologist, played by Alessandro Nivola, helps her with the adjustments, along side her elder sister, played by Parker Posey.
Things turn sour though when shadowy and frightening images haunt her. Are they some side effect of the surgery? Is it all in her imagination, or is it worse than that. Is it in fact real, and was her donor able to see things no one else could?
The film should be out with us in February. Check out the site http://www.theeyethefilm.com]here