2 AMITYVILLE MOVIES IN THE WORKS?
There?s going to be two ?Amityville? movies in the works it seems, with Dimension announcing they?ll be making their own version of a film that inspired the events of horror hit ?The Amityville Horror?. According to Variety, One week after MGM pacted for an 'Amityville Horror' remake with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Dimension acquired the life rights of George Lutz, who lived in the famed Long Island haunt and experienced the paranormal happenings attributed to the murder of an entire family that previously lived in the house.
Dimension bought the rights from Nu Image and got a completed first script draft that revisits the house 25 years after the Lutz family fled. The studio is already talking with an unnamed but well established horror director who'll shoot a film to be released by early next summer. Miramax/Dimension's Harvey Weinstein said that they 'don't anticipate a lawsuit, because the story and the events surrounding the house are public domain. MGM owns the remake, and we will not touch that story; Amityville as an entity and a real story is another matter. We've come up with our own take on the story, and I'm sure that their remake can be a success. I know one thing: We're very good at coming out first.' Weinstein's main concern wasn't beating MGM to theaters but rather getting the movie out before the summer 2004 blockbusters.
Courtesy of MovieHole