Addison Timlin is on the road to horror remake land! Deadline is reporting that the Californication star has landed the lead role in the upcoming remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown which is being produced by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious). Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who directed a few episodes of American Horror Story, is set to direct the picture.
In terms of horror remakes, this one really stands out for it’s unique approach to re-telling the original film’s story. It’s pretty meta and has a bit of a Scream quality to it. Check out the description below.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown takes place in Texarkana, site of the 1946 “Moonlight Murders” that inspired the 1976 cult picThe Town That Dreaded Sundown. Addison Timlin plays Jami, a girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
Sounds a little out there, but I can appreciate the idea behind the approach. If you’re going to do a remake, there’s no point in recreating the old film shot by shot. A remake should really be a reinterpretation of the source material. I don’t want to see him try and recreate film from memory. I want to see Ryan Murphy’s modern take on the 1976 film, which is exactly what he’s doing and that’s the sort of remake idea that I can get behind.
How do you feel about this approach to remaking The Town that Dreaded Sundown?