Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming remake of Sam Peckinpah’s landmark Straw Dogs. I have a love and hate relationship with remakes and reboots, but I must question why Hollywood seems to think this movie needs to be remade. It will be interesting to see if they can match the intensity in the original’s climax. However I said the very same thing about the I Spit On Your Grave remake, and I ended up liking the film more than its predecessor.
Here is the official plot synopsis:
David and Amy Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie, leading to a violent confrontation.
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, James Woods, Dominic Purcell, Willa Holland, Anson Mount, Laz Alonso, Walton Goggins, Rhys Coiro, and Billy Lush.
Straw Dogs opens on September 16.