BELGIAN ERIK VAN LOOY'S AMERICAN REMAKE OF HIS OWN FILM COMING IN 2014
Back in early 2009, I posted links to a couple of reviews of Erik Van Looy's Loft, in which five married men share a penthouse loft where they indulge in their various affairs. The dead body of an unknown woman is discovered in the loft, and paranoia among the men ensues. Variety's Boyd Van Hoeij wrote that the film features "a nod to Brian De Palma in a standout sequence at a casino." FilmFreak's Alex De Rouck mentions that Van Looy and screenwriter Bart De Pauw emphatically wink to De Palma "in his Hitchcock period (especially in the long scenes in Dusseldorf and in the casino)."
Van Looy shot an American remake of the film, starring Karl Urban and James Marsden, two years ago in New Orleans. The film's release was delayed when Joel Silver's Dark Castle production company moved from Warner Bros. to Universal, the latter of which has just announced that it will be released on August 29, 2014, three years after filming was completed. NOLA.com's Mike Scott quotes Marsden talking about the film from 2011: "It's just a great, classic thriller, with shades of Fatal Attraction and the Brian De Palma movies. It's got a little noir to it as well."