Following her directorial debut in a segment of the female driven horror anthology XX, musician Annie Clark (St. Vincent) will be rebooting 1945’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Clark will put a twist on the story that originally centered on a man whose portrait ages while he stays forever young. In the new version, the main character will be a woman. David Birke has been brought on board by Lionsgate to pen the script based on the 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde.
This will be the first reboot of The Picture of Dorian Gray, but the film has already been remade three times, once in 1973 and again in 2005. The third film was released in 2009 under the title Dorian Gray. The character has also appeared in several films and series including in the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentleman and in the hit series ‘Penny Dreadful’.
Hopefully, casting news will be announced soon.