Speak No Evil (2024) by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse had me almost fooled into thinking it’s an original idea. No, this is a remake of the 2022 Danish film of the same name. Before that revelation, I found the trailer for the remake a bit intriguing to watch. It is a story about a family visiting a man named Patrick Feld (James McAvoy), his wife Ciara (Aisling Franciosi), and their mute son Ant (Daniel Hough) whose latter two’s mental faculties are not okay. And they might have done something horrible to their son. 

It looked “original” until I researched to find out that this idea was already done in 2022 in Denmark. The trailers for the original and remake are similar, but vastly different when they are edited and the length of the trailer. Look at the trailer for the original and its 1-minute and 55-second trailer. 

See? It feels like it’s trying to grab your attention without giving anything away. Now watch Universal/Blumhouse’s trailer for the remake. Their 2-minute and 55-second trailer is almost spoiler-filled and a testament to how lazy/unoriginal the Hollywood film industry is. But…who knows it might be good, but let’s not jump the shark yet until the movie comes out on September 13th. Here’s the official synopsis and trailer: 

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See no evil. Hear no evil.

#SpeakNoEvilMovie only in theaters September 13.  


When an American family is invited to spend the weekend at the idyllic country estate of a charming British family they befriended on vacation, what begins as a dream holiday soon warps into a snarled psychological nightmare. 

From Blumhouse, the producer of The Black Phone, Get Out and The Invisible Man, comes an intense suspense thriller for our modern age, starring BAFTA award-winner James McAvoy (Split, Glass) in a riveting performance as the charismatic, alpha-male estate owner whose untrammeled hospitality masks an unspeakable darkness. 

Speak No Evil stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, Halt and Catch Fire) and SAG award-winner Scoot McNairy (Argo, A Quiet Place Part II) as American couple Louise and Ben Dalton, who, along with their 11-year-old daughter Agnes (Alix West Lefler; The Good Nurse, Riverdale), accept the weekend-holiday invitation of Paddy (McAvoy), his wife Ciara (Aisling Franciosi; Game of Thrones, The Fall) and their furtive, mute son Ant (newcomer Daniel Hough).

Written for the screen and directed by James Watkins, the writer-director of Eden Lake and the award-winning gothic ghost story The Woman in Black, Speak No Evil is based on the screenplay of the 2022 Danish horror sensation Gæsterne, written by Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup. That film earned 11 Danish Film Awards nominations, the Danish equivalent of the Oscars. 

Speak No Evil is produced by Jason Blum (Five Nights at Freddy’s, M3GAN) for Blumhouse and by Paul Ritchie (McMafia, The Ipcress File) and is executive produced by Beatriz Sequeira for Blumhouse, Jacob Jarek and Christian Tafdrup.

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