‘Speak No Evil’: Mackenzie Davis Joins James McAvoy In Blumhouse’s Horror Remake

Blumhouse and Universal’s remake of last year’s terrifying Danish horror, Speak No Evil, keeps getting better. Already with James McAvoy set for one of the lead roles, Deadline reports he’ll now be joined by Station Eleven and Terminator: Dark Fate‘s Mackenzie Davis.

The previous Speak No Evil centered on a Danish couple and their daughter who go on a seemingly idyllic vacation with the Dutch family they befriended on a previous trip. While things start off smoothly, they quickly devolve into one of the most uncomfortable, disturbing horrors in recent memory.

James Watkins, known for directing The Woman in Black and Bastille Day, wrote the script and will take the helm.

It’s tough justifying remakes so soon after the original, but how can you complain about the casting of McAvoy and Davis?

Speak No Evil hits theaters on August 9th 2024.

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