March 13, 2009
Here's what's going on in the world of horror movie remakes. A ton! It seems every major title out there is a remake these days.
First off, while incredible original horror movies like "Eden Lake" are being shuffled off to DVD straight away, the remake of "Night of the Demons" has been slated for a theatrical release in the U.S. on October 9, according to BoxOfficeMojo. At least it has a hot cast that includes Diora Baird, Shannon Elizabeth and Tiffany Shepis. We'll see if they all keep their clothes on. ...
A remake of the Stephen King TV movie "It" is in the works. Warner Bros. will release "it" in theaters sometime next year. The remake is being produced by Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment. Dave Kajganich, who wrote "The Invasion" (ugh, another remake) is writing it. He also wrote remakes to "Pet Semetery" and "Escape From New York," which have yet to be produced. ...
And Wes Craven, whose remake of "Last House on the Left" (he produced the remake, directed the origina) comes out tomorrow, told DigitalSpy he is bummed out that he has no input in the 2010 "Nightmare on Elm Street" being churned out by Platinum Dunes: "When I did sell it, sold the script, I sold it outright. That was his [producer Robert Shaye’s] insistence. I had no choice, otherwise, the film wouldn’t have been made. So unfortunately, I don’t have any ownership in it whatsoever, so they can do whatever they want with it, which is what they’re doing. I haven’t heard from them at all. ... They’re basically just doing a remake. That’s all I know. That’d be a tough one to re-see. You know, it’s had its life. And if they make a better film, maybe it will eclipse the original. I don’t know. If they don’t, then the original will look even better."
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