The remake machine is back at it, and this time it’s fronted by Makinov, a hooded director who refuses to show his face and has his own manifesto. Already turned off from the film before hearing what it is? You wouldn’t be the first, but hey, read on anyways.
Makinov’s COME OUT AND PLAY, a remake of the 1976 film, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, has released a trailer, and if you can look past the gimmick of the director, then you just might dig the film.
COME OUT AND PLAY opens in select theaters March 22nd and is currently available on iTunes and VOD.
Synopsis: “In COME OUT AND PLAY, Beth (Vinessa Shaw, 3:10 To Yuma) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Damages), a happy young couple expecting their first child, have come to Mexico for a romantic getaway. Francis insists on venturing by boat to a more serene locale, Beth hesitantly agrees. As they dock on a sun-kissed beach where children are playing and giggling, everything seems perfect at first. But as they wander the strangely empty streets, an atmosphere of unease sets in: an abandoned hotel, a distress call that repeatedly echoes from a radio set, the sense of being watched…the sound of children’s laughter drifting through the streets, but no adults in sight. When Francis witnesses the violent death of an old man (Daniel Giménez Cacho, Bad Education) at the hands of a smiling little girl, a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival. Francis must protect his very pregnant wife from a pack of murderous children and get the couple off the island alive. An unsettling theme drives the starkly simple plot of COME OUT AND PLAY, Belarus-born filmmaker Makinov’s horror production based on Juan José Plan’s 1976 Spanish horror classic, El Juego De Niños“.