Fangoria & Accelerator to Remake Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things


Yes, you read that right. Bob Clark's zombie movie Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things is getting the remake treatment and Fangoria Entertainment's Gravesend Film Enterprises is teaming up with Accelerator to produce the remake. There is no director or writer attached yet, but stayed tuned as I'm sure more will be announced soon.

Check out the Press Release below:

Accelerator is partnering with Fangoria Entertainment's Gravesend Film Enterprises to produce a slate of films.

The first will be a remake of Bob Clark's 1973 zombie flick, "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things." Production is set to begin spring 2011. The second will be "Cleopatra Brimstone," about a graduate student who turns murderous. Based on the novel Elizabeth Hand, the film will start shooting in summer 2011.

The deal was brokered Robbie Little, co-president of Accelerator, and Gravesend heads Thomas DeFeo and Steven Mackler. All three will executive produce. Accelerator's parent co., The Little Film Company, will handle worldwide sales.

Mackler said the partnership is perfect for Fangoria as it moves into film production: "Robbie really understands the genre and the Fangoria brand name and I can't think of a better fit for us," he said. Accelerator launched at Cannes this year. It is screening "The Clinic" and "Urban Explorer" at this year's AFM.

Also Bob Clark was actually planning on remaking his 1973 classic Dead Things back in 2007, but Clark tragically passed away in an automobile accident before any production plans could happen. 

Check out the original 1973 trailer for Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things:

What do you guys think? Fans of the original? 

Source: DreadCentral

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