Kristen Stewart to star in Martyrs remake?

Twilight producer wants her for his latest project

Kristen Stewart 

Kristen Stewart is Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey's top choice to star in his remake of controversial French horror, Martyrs.

Pascal Laugier’s original is considered to have set a new benchmark in the torture-porn genre and received the highest ever cinema rating for a native film in France.

Stewart would play one of two girls that befriend each other at an orphanage. Fifteen years later one of the girls decides to seek revenge on those who imprisoned and tortured her as a child and calls her friend for a little help.

We'd say more, but we don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet. We're nice like that.

Godfrey said, “I would love for Kristen to do it.”

Securing Stewart may be the first step towards tailoring the film to a mass audience. Godfrey revealed “I think it’s not remakeable in its form for an American audience. But the core elements of it are fascinating.”

Stewart, has not yet confirmed her role in Martyrs but will be working with Godfrey when she begins filming the final installments of the Twilight saga later this year.

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    • Ichi1

      Jun 14th 2010, 18:00

      How can a movie that only 2 years old be considered the "godfather of the torture-porn genre"? And there is only one girl who was abused as a child. Seriously person who wrote this....do you have any clue? A remake of Martyrs would be a complete failure. How to make Martyrs mainstream? Nueter it, like so many foreign films are when remade. or go the American Psycho route and make the Disney version.

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    • TheMovieGuy

      Jun 15th 2010, 0:29

      "godfather of the torture-porn genre"? wait until you see "a serbian film".

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    • Ali1748

      Jun 15th 2010, 2:07

      Any chance Kristen will get naked ?

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    • theframe

      Jun 15th 2010, 13:44

      she is unable to display nearly enough emotion to take on this role. Martyrs is a relentlessly intense character driven flick and she just doesn't have the experience. i don't think this will work

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    • theframe

      Jun 15th 2010, 13:46

      also, don't think ther was any nudity in the first one thou wud be spot on if they change it and she gets nekkid

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    • DanRose

      Jun 15th 2010, 16:49

      Ichi1, Where does it mention this as the 'Godfather of Torture porn'... and yes only one girl was abused as a child... what are you complaining about? It's called being pedantic... now shut up. As for the remake. Hollywood as we all now does not have the balls to create anything as disturbing and scary as Martyrs... this film had a profound effect on me...

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    • ilikescifi

      Jun 16th 2010, 16:52

      i love horror and film violence and yes porn but this movie (the french one) was really f****d. i don't think it should be exposed to a wide audience. if you've seen the film you really really don't want kids to see it.

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