Robert Pattinson Producing Possession Remake With Smile Director Parker Finn

Get ready for an exciting collaboration that brings together the leading actor from The Batman, the director behind Smile, and a cult horror gem from the 80s. According to THR, Robert Pattinson is set to produce a remake of Andrzej Żuławski’s renowned 1981 horror film Possession. Joining forces with Parker Finn, the talented filmmaker currently working on Smile 2, Pattinson aims to bring a fresh take on this chilling classic.
If you’re not familiar with the original film, Żuławski’s supernatural horror takes place in West Berlin and follows the story of a spy, played by Sam Neill, who suspects his wife, Isabella Adjani, of having an affair. However, their marital problems quickly become the least of their concerns as their impending divorce sets off a destructive chain of events involving murder, doppelgangers, and even a terrifying alien creature with tentacles. On one hand, the film is a mind-bending experience with incredible performances from Neill and Adjani; on the other hand, it also serves as a deeply melancholic exploration of a crumbling marriage, made all the more poignant by the fact that Żuławski himself was going through a similar situation at the time.
The pitch for the remake of Possession has generated a lot of interest from potential buyers such as A24, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. Executives are excited about the “batshit” and “out there” story of the film. Although it is not confirmed whether Robert Pattinson will star in the project or focus solely on producing, his experience working with Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse, a cosmic horror film, and Finn’s expertise in psychological terror showcased in Smile, make for an intriguing prospect.

We will provide more updates on Possession as soon as we receive them. In the meantime, fans can anticipate Pattinson’s next film, Mickey 17, directed by Bong Joon-Ho, which will finally be released in UK cinemas on January 31, 2025. If you haven’t seen the original Possession yet, now is the time to do so! You might just have enough time to recover from that subway scene before the remake hits the screens.