Daniel Stramm, the director of The Last Exorcism, has also signed on to direct the remake. Stramm says of the American version, “Martyrs is very nihilistic…The American approach [that I'm looking at] would go through all that darkness but then give a glimmer of hope. You don’t have to shoot yourself when it’s over.”
The original film is about a tormented young woman's search for the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child. Her obsession leads her and her friend on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Just a warning to all Twihards. The original film is not for the faint of heart. The bad guys aren't sparkly and there is no romance. Just lots of gore... Will you watch the remake? Or the original for that matter?