Long Weekend Remake Underway

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Jamie Blanks has just been attached to direct the upcoming remake to Aussie film Long Weekend. This news comes straight from Don May Jr. who released the original on DVD through Synapse Films. A really great movie that unfortunately is not very well known. Remakes are always a touchy subject but I think this one will do OK.

They will actually be bringing back the original screenwriter to update his own script. Which just so happens wrote the screen play for Blanks project Storm Warning. The original film told the story of a couple who decide to go on a camping trip all the while not caring at all about the animals around them. Soon mother nature has enough and the animals around them begin to fight back.

Director Jamie Blanks tells Fango, "I’ve wanted to remake this movie since I was in film school, and I’m delighted to get my chance to tell one of Everett’s best stories at a point when its message will carry more weight than it did in the public consciousness 30 years ago. The picture will be shot on the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland; we will be the first feature film to have ever filmed in this location.”

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