If you’ve seen the original Mother’s Day then you know how disturbing it was. When I heard that Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV and Repo! The Genetic Opera) was going to direct the remake, I was skeptical that the new film would be able to match or out do what has already been done. Turns out the movie isn’t really a remake at all, and from what the director says, it wont be as violent and disturbing as the original.
''It’s definitely violent, but not like the other films I have done. MOTHER’S DAY is all about the characters and not the violence. While the blood does flow, it’s a much different film than I have ever done before. The violence and gore are part of the story, and not [there] just to gross people out. It’s as much of a thriller/suspense as it is a horror film.''
Character and story are the key to a good movie, but most films like this lack that and go strait for the blood and gore. Also this Mother’s Day film is in no way shape of form the same Mother’s Day film of the 1980’s. So I guess this is more of a reboot than a remake.
''I love the 1980’s Charles Kaufman movie, but this film is not that. We had Lloyd and Charles on set, and we all agreed, you could not do a carbon copy remake of his classic. It just wouldn’t work. That film has been borrowed from, stole from, and re-done countless times before. Our version holds true to the theme of what he started, and takes it to the next level.Basically, we took Charles story, and put it in today’s world, in today’s economic climate, and asked what would this dysfunctional family be like right now in this environment? We have kept the idea of this strong villainous iconic Mother (played by Rebecca De Mornay), and her grasp over her children. Her power to control them, and nurture their evil ways. The killing, the murder, the carnage all to make ‘mother very proud’ is still very much apart of MOTHER’S DAY. Fans will find we add homage, a TON actually- but this is its own beast, its own film.''
I have no problem with what they are talking about, in fact I am glad they are leaving the original film alone and doing something different with it. It gives me hope that the movie will actually be decent.
But here is the new image from the film, of True Blood’s, Deborah Ann Woll as Lydia.