Elijah Wood Is Frank Zito In Maniac Remake

Chris Savage

Its official guys, Elijah Wood will be starring in the remake of William Lustig’s 1980’s classic, Maniac as the deranged serial killer, Frank Zito.

They guys over at Deadline recently confirmed what Bloody-Disgusting recently announced, however, Deadline doesn’t report that it is a remake or even reference the original film,but we will as it is a staple in the genre and I freaking love it.

The remake will be directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur.

“Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.”

The film is said to begin shooting later this year.


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      1. Croatan76 November 5, 2011 at 4:59 pm

        They MUST include the shotgun head explosion… by Tom Savini himself!

      2. Yolt13 November 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm

        Elijah Wood is three and a half feet tall. How is this going to work?

      3. Uscirclea November 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

        Awesome!!!! The guy will pull it off just watch his acting in Wilfred

      4. Nickmon1234 November 10, 2011 at 5:39 am

        the original maniac was the best…….can’t beat joe spinnel’s production……..but elijah and franck might just be able to pull it off…….nick   11/10/11

      5. Nickmon1234 November 10, 2011 at 6:22 am

        the second half of the attached “chapter 20” [recently written on 10/23/11] might be able to give some in-site as to my connection to joe spinnel [maniac] back in the sixties and later……..nick     11/10/11

        http://mail.aol.com/34290-411/aol-6/en-us/Suite.aspx    chapter 20 [joe spinnel – second half]