You might remember The Entity from when it first haunted the big screen in 1983, telling the supposedly true life tale of Doris Bither, a woman who claimed she was sexually abused by a supernatural presence. It's now been announced that The Entity is being reimagined in a remake produced by James Wan and Roy Lee, with two notable horror movie scribes set to write the script.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Entity remake will be penned by Chad and Carey Hayes, the brothers behind the respective screenplays of The Conjuring (and its upcoming sequel), 2005's House of Wax, and The Reaping. No director is attached to the project at this time.

In 1983's The Entity, directed by Sidney J. Furie, "Barbara Hershey played Moran while Ron Silver played a doctor who believes the woman is actually abusing herself and experiencing delusions brought about by a troubled past. Also figuring into the proceedings was a young son, a boyfriend, and two parapsychologists."

Wan looks to start shooting The Conjuring 2 (also known as The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, a title hinting at the spectral troubles of England's Hodgson family in the late 1970s) this fall from a screenplay by the Hayes brothers. Lee, meanwhile, produced the upcoming Poltergeist remake and is one of the producers on the new adaptation of Stephen King's IT, slated to begin filming this summer. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more details on The Entity remake.

Source: THR
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