First Look At Ben Wheatley’s ‘Rebecca’ Remake With Armie Hammer And Lily James

It’s a double dose of good news for fans of Kill List and Free Fire director Ben Wheatley. Not only do we have the first look at his upcoming remake of Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Rebecca, but Netflix has announced a release date that is only three months away.

DailyMail have dropped the first images from Rebecca, featuring stars Armie Hammer, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 thriller about a newly-married woman who finds she is haunted by the specter of her aristocrat husband’s dead wife.

Adapted numerous times, the most well-known is Hitchcock’s Oscar-winning 1940 film with Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. Wheatley teamed up with The Woman in Black writer Jane Goldman to pull more from the book than Hitchcock’s movie.

Netflix will premiere Rebecca on October 21st.  Hopefully we’ll find some unwatermarked images soon.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.