Fede Alvarez Comments On Don’t Breathe’s’ Similarity With 1967’s Wait Until Dark’

July 29, 2016

Written by Capt McNeely

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20:  Director Fede Alvarez attends the press Q&A of "Evil Dead" at the Movies On Demand Lounge during Comic-Con International 2013 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for iN DEMAND)

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 20: Director Fede Alvarez attends the press Q&A of “Evil Dead” at the Movies On Demand Lounge during Comic-Con International 2013 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for iN DEMAND)

Evil Dead’ director Fede Alvarez brought light to the idea his new film Don’t Breathe starring Fear The Walking Dead’s Daniel Zovatto is related to the 1967 thriller Wait Until Dark’ during an interview with Bloody Disgusting.

“‘Wait Until Dark’ is a movie that I hadn’t seen. And when my mother asked me what I was doing, I told her the new story [Don’t Breathe], and she was like, “Oh. It’s like Wait Until Dark in reverse.” I was like, “What?” She goes, “This Audrey Hepburn movie. She was nominated for an Oscar for it.” I was like, “Fuck? What’s that thing?” And I went and watched it. But I didn’t know about it,” confessed Alvarez.

Alvarez actually wasn’t pissed at that fact. He wasn’t angry he possibly copied another’s film. He actually was EXCITED! Check it out: “But when I saw that it just got me more excited, because, of course, it’s a completely different story, but the opportunities of how you tell suspense when you have a blind character is great. In that movie she happens to be the poor victim that is invaded by this villain. Here it kinda works in a different way.”

Alvarez’s film Don’t Breathe is set to follow the story of a group of teens breaking into a blind man’s home to rob him of his millions. What the teens don’t know is, yes the man is blind, but he isn’t weak. During this thriller the teens get the tables turned on them, in-turn exchanging their guilt of robbing a blind man for their fear of his wrath.

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Don’t Breathe hits theaters next month on August 26th.

 

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