Last weekend, the 2011 movie Megan is Missing caused a big stir on social media.
Director Michael Goi revealed at the time that the movie was going viral on TikTok.
“Apologies to those who are already posting about how the movie is already freaked them out. Fair warning to those of you who are still contemplating watching the film,” he shared in the middle of his statement about watching the film.
Now, Michael is revealing more about the movie and how he was approached for a remake of the film.
“I don’t know that I could make this movie now,” he said honestly, in an interview with EW. “It was probably like eight or nine years ago, there was a production company in Mexico that wanted to do a Spanish version of Megan Is Missing, they contacted us and asked if I would go to Mexico City and remake the whole movie with Mexican children in Spanish.”
But, he turned them down.
“I said, ‘No, I just don’t want to make the movie again. I don’t want to go there again.’ But if I were inclined to make it, I don’t know that I would change them much,” Michael added. “I mean, I remember when we were casting, casting took a long time just to get the right combination of kids, and to make sure all the parents were on board, because I refused to shoot if a parent wasn’t there with their child on set every day.”
“I’ve tried to make the point in the movie subtly — maybe not too subtly — about the fact that the cute white girls get all the airplay on television…it’s part of the point,” he emphasized. “I need to have the audience when they watch this immediately associate those missing children or reports with what they actually see on television every night, in order to take them where I want them to go.”
Michael also talked about the possibility of a sequel to the movie, and he isn’t opposed to it.
“I wouldn’t say no — you know, never say never,” he told the magazine. “I thought about it a couple of times, but there was really no angle that I could see that I would want to to pursue yet.”
He adds, “If I approach this subject again, I would need to have some perspective on the people who actually conduct searches to find these kids and the emotional toll it takes on them.”
Megan is Missing is available to view on YouTube, Google Play, iTunes and Amazon Prime.
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