Thursday, February 14, 2008

Craven to Direct 25/8, Eisner to Remake Crazies - SendMeRSS

Written by David Morgan

Horror veteran Wes Craven has received the go-ahead from Rogue Pictures and Focus Features to direct a thriller called 25/8, based on his first new horror screenplay since 1994's New Nightmare. Craven told Variety, that "the film unveils a signature villain, a serial killer who turns up 15 years after his purported death, to kill the seven children born on that fateful night." Craven also calls the fim "more a thriller than slasher film, and revolves around a young kid with a very dark past involving his family and his father." Revenge, people coming back from the dead, weird family issues, this is not altogether untrodden ground for Craven, then.

Meanwhile, Breck Eisner is looking to direct a remake of George A. Romero's The Crazies, a film in which a rural Pennsylvania town becomes terrorized after a plane crash spills a biological weapon into the water supply. Ray Wright wrote the script.

Craven's own Midnight Pictures is also looking to remake his 1972 directorial debut The Last House on the Left this April in South Africa.

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