is a 2008 horror film
directed by Alexandre Aja
, and stars Kiefer Sutherland
. The film was first titled Into the Mirror
, but the name was later changed to Mirrors
Filming began on May 1, 2007, and it was released in American theaters on August 15, 2008.
The film was originally scripted as a remake of the 2003 South Korean
horror film Into the Mirror
which is rated PG. However, once Aja was brought on board and read the script, he was dissatisfied with the particulars of the original film's story. He decided to retain the original film's basic idea involving mirrors
, and to incorporate a few of its scenes, but otherwise crafted a new story and script for his version of the movie. Mirrors
is the first Aja film to achieve an R rating without the need for scenes to be cut.