I can't believe I only heard about this now. For some reason, someone came up with the brilliant idea that they should remake a film that's only 4 years old! Insomnia is one of my favorite films. I couldn't count the number of times I've watched my Criterion DVD. The original film is perfect. If they want more people to see it, they should release it as-is in the theater. Remakes rarely work as well as the original film. I can't even imagine anyone other than the absolutely brilliant Stellan Skarsgård in the lead role. Al Pacino? Sorry, just can't see it. Obviously I can't make any specific comments without seeing any actual footage from the movie. But I would like to suggest to the members of this forum that if you haven't seen the original, go checkout the DVD.