Complete List of Upcoming Horror Remakes, 60 RemakesMeh
Its pretty insane that this is my third complete list of upcoming horror remakes but even more insane is the fact I was able to add alot more films to the upcoming remakes list. From another remake of the Blob to yet another remake to Children of the Corn and even a remake of I Spit on your Grave this list is pretty insane and I had to split it over 3 pages just to make it readable.
Last time I did this list it had nearly 70 films on the list but since i did it alot of them have hit theaters or been released to dvs so they are now off this list. So without further ado here is 60 new Horror Remakes in the pipes in alphabetical order. If i missed any or have some outdated information on any of these films please do email us
13 Tzameti: More thriller then horror but still well worth talking about. 13 Tzameti has already reportedly been shooting in New York and stars Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham. The original is a tale of Russian--- roulette!
Art of the Devil: In 2008 Cerenzie-Peters Productions bought the rights to the Art of the Devil films. Each original film has its own storyline but the new one is reportedly going to focus on the second film about a woman who tortures and murders her students. Sounds vicious.
Army of Darkness: This is more 'talk' then anything. There is tons of talk of a remake and or sequel it just has never amounted to much. Everytime we turn around Sam Raimi is saying its going ahead and then following it up with its not. So as much as we might see a remake dont expect it anytime soon. Its in the pipes but god knows when.
Anguish: Universal is bringing us a remake of spanish film Anguish. The remake was written by Jake Wade Wall who did AMUSEMENT. Amusement is a great premise that is done VERY badly and has the most frustrating ending ever. He also did When A Strangers Calls and The Hitcher Remake. The original film, directed by Bigas Luna, was a horror-movie-within-a-horror movie. As an audience in a small theater watches a film about an optometrist on a killing spree, a maniac begins killing the moviegoers.
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, the creators of the Internet series "Ask a Ninja", are writing a script with Nichols set to direct. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a classic b-movie which has already been remade and does not need to be remade again. George Clooney was awesome in it and I have a hard time seeing any way you one up the last one.
The Blob: "The Blob" already had a remake in 1988. The script was writen by Frank Darabont and Chuck Russell, who also directed. Now Rob Zombie will direct another remake. Problem is Rob says its his first non horror movie. News Flash Mr Zombie THE BLOB is not a childrens flick. Sure its scifi but its also horror. Scott Rudin will produce the film for Paramount.
The Birds: The folks at Platinum Dunes are remaking this one. The film will star Naomi Watts and will be directed by Martin Campbell. This film is not a true remake since the producers have told us that the film will take its own path. I am one of the few who has enjoyed the Platinum Dunes remakes so I will give this one a shot.
Battle Royale: I don't even know how you go about remaking one of the most visceral movies ever made but no shock that Hollywood is going to try. No word on who will direct or star or when this one might see the light of day.
Creature from the Black Lagoon: There has been lots of talk on this remake just nothing recently. The word is that Bill Paxton will star but you know how early word can change. Breck Eisner will direct
The Crazies: This is a classic Romero film but I have not seen it yet. For some odd reason it has always fallen into the cracks of films that I should see but have not. The film is being directed by Breck Eisner who is only known to me for the horrible action film Sahara. Timothy Olyphant from HITMAN and Live Free or Die Hard stars.
Child's Play: Since the film has gone about as stupid as it can get with various sequels it was time for a remake. Its a way the studios can cash in, avoid the stupid sequels and milk more cash out of this killer doll movie franchise. The first film was creepy but the sequels quickly took it into the 'stupid' category. No idea on a release date or director for this one.
Children of the Corn: Children of the Corn is another movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid. The fact its getting remade is sad. SciFi Channel would be producing there very own remake of Stephen King's Children of the Corn. Only this time around they claim that it is more focused around the book rather than the actual film from 1984. David Anders, Kandyse McClure, Preston Bailey and Daniel Newman will star.
Children of the Corn: Yep this is not a typo. There are 2 remakes in the works. The Weinsteins are also doing a remake. Bob Weinstein told Variety; "We felt the 1984 film was a missed opportunity," said Weinstein. "If you read the short story, it's got such a strong feeling to it and there's this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it hard. It's popular in Hollywood to say you re-envisioning a project but a lot of the time they're just carbon copying the original. We are bringing something new to the story."
Day of the Triffids: Day of the Triffids is being remade by the BBC and will be based in 2011. So the present day by the time it gets to theaters. It is adapted from the 1951 novel and will be written by ER and Law and Order writer Patrick Harbinson.
Dont Be Afraid of the Dark: Troy Nixey will be helming from a script written by Matthew Robbins and del Toro. The original 1973 ABC TV movie was about a woman who moved into a new home only discover she had some unwanted guests crawling within the walls. So it looks like things are beginning to get serious with this one. Be sure to keep it here for more.
Eyes of Laura Mars Remake: John Carpenters classic which starred Faye Dunnaway and Tommy Lee Jones is being remade. Chris Fisher who just finished the sequel to Donnie Darko called S.Darko will be helming and writing the project and is looking to get it off the ground this summer.
The Echo: Do not get me started on this one. Yam Laranas is slated to direct a remake of Sigaw aka The Echo. I am not a very big fan of Asian horror remakes and will be avoiding this one. No word on a release date.
Escape From New York: There has been talk of a new Escape movie for a long time. The script has been put together by Dave Kajganich and rumors have it titled as 'Escape From Earth'. Names such as Gerard Butler have been batted around to star.
Evil Dead: Right off the bat I have to be wary even mentioning Evil Dead. Sam Raimi wants to do it but has said many times the project is not progressing since he is just way to busy. Alot of names have been batted around for the Ash character including Sean William Scott and Ashton Kutcher. At the end of the day this remake is not really in the works at this point but worth mentioning since it has come up alot!
Faces of Death: Not long ago it was announced that JT Petty would be reviving the series by remaking the original. It is more of a new head start rather than a remake I would say.
FunHouse: The original film is being remade by Universal and StrikeForce entertainment. No word on cast or director at this point. The original told the story of a FunHouse that resulted in carnage and death in the funhouse.
The Gate : Alex Winter will be at the helm directing the remake of The Gate. There is also a possibility that the film will also be in 3D. Alex Winter is known for directing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Freaked. In the original, two teenagers come across a special rock with a beautiful crystalline center in their backyard. The rock enthralls them and they dig up the family's lawn in a search for more of the precious stones. The removal of an old tree in Glen's backyard reveals a large and mysterious hole, a gateway to somewhere dangerous. It's a hidden underground chamber that holds the secret of centuries and the vengeance of eternity. Left alone for three days, brother and sister must contend with the creatures that rise up from "The Gate".
Ghost Busters: This puppy will re-unite the original gang. Columbia Pictures has hired Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky to put together a script. The original Ghost Busters Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson will return and word is it will begin shooting sometime in 2009!
Halloween 3d: Because why bastardize a franchise once when you can do it twice right? Right after Halloween 2 bombed the studio announced they were going to do Halloween 3D. Awesome I know. Patrick Lussier who did scream will direct.
The Host: The Host is a really cool movie and one you should all go and checkout. Universal bought the rights to it in 2007 and have tapped Fredrik Bond to direct it. Although he is not very well known their producer is. Gore Verbinski will produce it. No word on a release date yet.
Hellraiser: Hellraiser is one movie that messed with my head as a kid. A remake is in the pipes and originally was going to be in theatres for 2009. No such luck since the film has script issues it seems. Pascal Laugier was slated to direct the film which was a PERFECT choice since he directed Martyrs but Clive Barker let it be known that he is now off the project. Huge let down.
How To Kill a Child: Filmmax International have picked up the project and are producing. They have attached director David Alcalde with a script from David Munoz. The only other bit of production news is that according to an IMDB listing Diego Luna is set to star. They have also renamed the film In The PlayGround.
I Spit on Your Grave: Yes they really are going to try and remake this movie. How? why? Those are not questions a film studio asks. Thats a question fans of the genre ask. The producers are actually looking to make this film just as controversial as the original film. That would require a lot that I do not think they will be able to do. Camille Keaton is nearly naked throughout the entire film so to make this just as "controversial" will be hard to do if he plans on nabbing an R rating.
I walked with a Zombie:
It's Alive: The original was written and directed by Larry Cohen (Q: The Winged Serpent, Bone, The Stuff). The remake is directed by Josef Rusnak (The Thirteenth Floor) and stars Bijou Phillips (Hostel: Part II) as a mother who's newborn baby cares for something besides traditional momma's milk and formula. Watch the trailer here
IT (Stephen Kings): Warner Brothers in association with Lin Pictures and Vertigo Entertainment is starting to put the remake together. They have already announced a Director, Dave Kajganich, who has previously remade Pet Semetary and has written The Invasion as well as the upcoming Escape From New York redux.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Twisted picture is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Twisted Pictures is of course the folks known best for the SAW franchise. I am not sure Twisted Pictures are known for anything else but then that might be the wine talking.. its been a long day. There has been no progress on this one that we have heard of but Twisted Pictures has the rights and its in the pipes.
Little Shop of Horrors: Declan Obrien who just completed the direct to DVD horror tale CYCLOPS for Roger Corman is being tapped to do another remake of The Little Shop of Horrors. Pretty safe bet Woody Allen wont be in this one.
Lake Mungo: Paramount Vantage has decided to remake the Australian flick. No word on when. In Lake Mungo Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and a verdict of accidental death returned, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of psychic and parapsychologist, RAY KEMENY. Ray discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges.
Let The Right One In: The remake of Let The Right One In called Let Me In is going to go into shooting in May. The film will no doubt begin casting soon. Cloverfields Matt Reeve's will be directing the film.
Mothers Day: Saw director Darren Lynn Boussman is directing. The film stars Rebecca De Mornay as the Mom, Lyriq Bent (Saw 2, 3, 4) and Lisa Marcos (The Listener) Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore, Briana Evigan, Alexa Vega and Matt O'Leary. The original "Mother's Day" revolved around three female friends who, while camping, run afoul of two brothers who engage in murder and rape to impress their deranged mother. The new version, written by Scott Milam, is being remolded as a psychological thriller in which the wicked family returns to the house where they grew up to terrorize the new owners and their guests.
Monster Squad: Monster Squad was a really fun film and one that I never even saw until recently. Rob Cohen director of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is going to direct a remake for Paramount. Apparently they have just bought the remake rights to Fred Dekker's 1987 cult classic.
Martyrs: Fox has picked up the rights to remake Martyrs originally directed by Pascal Laugier. The original film is highly disturbing and tells the story of a catatonic girl who spent her life incarcerated.
Motel Hell: Originally MGM had the rights to the remake but then sold the rights to Twisted Pictures. No word on any specifics like when the film will see the light of day but rumors are Twisted Pictures plans are to not do a direct remake but turn Motel Hell into an entirely new horror franchise. Update: Turns out this project is back at MGM and Steven C Miller is working on it. Steven C Miller dropped us a line with the update. Tks Steven!
The Monkeys Paw: Todd farmer is doing the sript for The Monkeys Paw Remake based on the 1933 original. The Monkeys paw tells the story of an evil paw that grants wishes that have evil unintended results. A woman wishes for her son to return after his death and he does with consequences.
Nightmare on Elm Street: This one is shooting in Chicago April of 2009. Again brought to us by Platinum Dunes the films focus is going to be on the pedophilia which offended lots of horror fans me included. When the producers announced the overall theme it was frankly in bad taste. Lets hope Nightmare on Elm Street can be a good horror film and not be all about the pedophilia
Night of the Demons : Adam Gierasch and Jace Anderson have written the script and from what I have heard them say about it.. there is a lot of blood and sex. Adam Gierasch also directs the film which stars Shannon Elizabeth. emember when she was all the talk of town? Expect a September release date.
The Orphanage: The studio is promising a huge female lead but I for one will not be holding my breath. Guillermo Del Toro will produce the film, no word on who will star or direct.
Pit & The Pendulum: The Remake being done by Regent Here Films Stars Lorielle New, Amy Paffrath, Danielle Demski, Greg Sestero, Jason Stuart, Jason Shane-Scott. Directed by David DeCoteau. Written by Simon Savory. Some sporty kids go to a mansion to have pain eliminated by hypnosis but instead get killed off by a crazy hypnotherapist. A fun looking riff on Edgar Allan Poe's short story.
Plan 9 From Outter Space: The remake will focus on the serious elements that Wood tried for but failed utterly. For those unfamiliar, Wood's film dealt with aliens bringing back the recently deceased in order to take over the planet. Cult icon Vampira was one of the two recently deceased for the film. Darkstone Entertainment is set to remake the film with its founder John Johnson directing. The trailer for the film can now be watched here
People Under the Stairs:
Predator: Robert Rodriquez is producing the remake of Predator which will soon be filming in Hawaii. The film will be a reboot which could very well lead to future films.
Piranha: Alexandre Aja is redoing this film but he is promising its not a true remake and he has every intention of doing something new and cool with it. Josh Stolberg wrote the script for this puppy and I believe this one is going to be done in 3-D.
Poltergeist: Last we heard Vadim Perelman was in final talks to helm the Poltergeist remake. The film is being written by screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. MGM is of course behind this remake that was originally directed by Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg. The film will be released into theaters November 24th 2010. The film you will recall is a frame by frame remake of the original film. Sort of like the Manhunter remake which was so similar it was quite annoying.. and boring.
PuppetMaster 3-D: Yes kids PuppetMaster is getting the remake treatment and its going to be in 3-D. I know alot of you are big fans of 3-D so no doubt you will be interested in seeing how the classic PuppetMaster looks in 3-D.
Re-animator 3-D: Since My Bloody Valentine 3-D was such a big hit it should come as no shock that producers Ray Haboush and Producer Brian Yuzna are hard at work at Re-Animator 3-D. Brian Yuzna confirms that this is not a new chapter in the Re-Animator saga, but a remake of the first one which follows a dedicated medical student and his gf who get involved in some crazy experiments (no not those kind, medical ones!) involving reanimating dead tissue. When one day an odd new student arrives on campus and things really start to "get moving".
Rocky Horror Picture Show: This film is still being made but the latest news we have is that its been put on hold. Could it be that MTV figured out its a really bad idea? The original film featured Tim Curry in the ultimate camp performance, Susan Sarandon and Meat Loaf. The remake will be produced through MTV and Sky Movies and will be using the original film's screenplay. No cast or director has been attached yet. Executive Producer on the original Lou Adler will also be executive producer on the remake.
Room 205: The remake is being done by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures. It has recently also been renamed from Room 205 to the Dorm. Its the studios way of feeling less dirty about the remake I am sure. The story is pretty basic and follows a young girl who goes off to college. First she is living it up until some very unnatural things begin happening in her room. Then she goes on a wild goose chase trying to figure out who lived in her room before her.
SAW 3-D: Although only in early talks Twisted Pictures has made it clear they would like to do SAW in 3-D. Considering that the franchise has just about run its course it does make sense they either take it to space or go 3-D. 3-D is probably more logical then fighting martians.
Scanners: David Goyer wrote the script and SAW director Darren Lynn Bousman is going to be directing. Dimension is apparently in a rush to get it done and Darren told Fangoria while he was still working on REPO that once Repo wrapped up he would be moving straight to Scanners.
Scream: They are not just planning a remake of Scream they are planning to reboot the entire franchise. David Arquette and Courtney Cox are on board and Neve Campbell and Wes Craven have both been approached but are apparently holding out for big money. Frankly why the hell do we need a complete reboot of SCREAM?
Shocker: Wes Craven recently announced plans for a Shocker remake. Frankly Shocker is one of his lesser movies and could probably use a remake. Admittedly I did enjoy it but it could have been alot better. No word on writers, or plans on when it will be released.
StepFather: Sony is remaking Step Father and the remake just got a PG 13 rating from the MPAA. What is worse then a remake? A remake with a PG-13 rating. Directed by Nelson McCormack the plot in which "Scary" Jerry has become the stepfather in a family of a beautiful, young widow and a lovely daughter. Unfortunately, Jerry has a very strict definition of the perfect family and his new family just may not be making the cut. When his family starts disappointing him, he's is willing to kill for the American Dream. Look for it in theaters on October 16th.
The Seventh Victim: The Seventh Victim is the story of a woman who goes looking for her sister in New York and runs into a Satanic Cult that knows all to well what happened to her. Originally shot in 1944 the film has no writer yet but has been announced.
Silent Night Deadly Night: David Foster Productions is remaking the movie Silent Night Deadly Night. This is the same production company that did the remake of The Fog which got mixed reviews. You may remember the original movie was too controversial to play in theaters.
Suspiria: Natalie Portman is rumored to be in talks to star in this remake of Dario Argentos classic. Last time we talked about this movie we were not sure who would direct but we can now confirm that David Gordon will direct.
Swamp Thing: Joel Silver will be doing the remake of Swamp Thing and not just any remake. He to will use the gimmick of 3D to bring the swamp monster to life. This one could be alot of fun... but it also could suck if they use 3D as an excuse to use a weak cast and a lame script.
They Live: According to the Hollywood Reporter Universal and Strike Entertainment are in negotiations with Les Mougins, who holds the rights to 'They Live, for the remake. Strike's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are slated to produce, while Shep Gordon (from Les Mougins) and Carpenter will hold executive producer roles.
The Thing: The remake is being written by Ronald D Moore of Battlestar Gallactica fame. It will be based in the Norwegian Camp that we saw in the remake by John Carpenter. This remake however is going to pull alot more from the short story John W. Campbell Jr. wrote called "Who Goes There," which is the basis for both films. Matthijs Van Heijningen will direct.
Terror Train: The remake which is just called TRAIN will be released onto DVD on November 17th. The film stars Thora Birtch. Touring Eastern Europe with her college wrestling team, Alex (Thora Birch - American Beauty) attends a debauched late-night party that causes her and several teammates to miss their train to Odessa. Her coach is furious, but a mysterious woman offers the group a ride on an alternative train. The coach agrees, and the athletes, exhausted and hung over, gratefully climb aboard. However, this train harbors a deadly secret, and for Alex and her fellow passengers, a blood-soaked nightmare is just beginning.
The Tenant: We have next to nothing on this one other then Michael Bay is going to produce it.
Total Recall: I loved Total Recall in all its scifi craziness and this one to is getting the remake treatment. Right now producer Neil H. Moritz is in negotiations to develop a remake of the '90 sci-fi actioner with Columbia Pictures
The Wolfman: Starring Benicio Del Toro the Wolfman remake is Universals big budget attempt at breathing new life into the classic tale. Slotted to hit theatres in April this is one remake I am somewhat keen for. This at least is not a new movie that's getting remade. This film also stars Anthony Hopkins a mans man of actors.
The Warriors: This one is not clear cut horror but forgive me for including it. Ridley Scott is going to produce the remake which will be directed by Tony Scott. I loved the Assault on Precinct 13 remake and the Warriors for me is the same grain. I hope it kicks ass!