Add to the Straw Dogs remake to the list of promising flicks to arrive in theaters this September (September 16, 2011.) The new version of Straw Dogs follows screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden) and his hottie wife, Amy (Kate Bosworth) as they relocate to the wife's hometown of Blackwater, in the deep and dirty south.
Despite the growing tensions between David and Amy, nothing is more strenuous than the impending threat from a creepy group of local yokels, lead by the talented Alexander Skarsgard (Generation Kill, True Blood), who wish the young couple harm.
The original version of Straw Dogs (1971) starred Dustin Hoffman in one of his more underrated performances, as a man who is pushed to the brink by forces outside of his control and takes self-defense to a whole new level.
My advice: Watch the original and see how it stacks up compared to writer/director Rod Lurie's updated version.
Be on the lookout for Straw Dogs coming to theaters on September 16th.