COHEN'S ALIVE IN NYC
Larry Cohen and New York City go together like popcorn and soda.
Look at Cohen's resume, you'll understand why. He's an NYU grad and a sizable chunk of his career is built on films shot in a pseudo-guerilla fashion in and around the fine city. Q - The Winged Serpent. God Told Me To. Black Caesar.
One of the more, er, unique films that graces his resume, It's Alive, has crawled onto the conveyor belt of the 'remake warehouse' within the last year. The New Yorker caught up to Cohen last month, and according to them, it appears Cohen would like to introduce his mutant brood to the city he loves the most.
'Recently Cohen got back the remake rights to It's Alive!, from Warner Bros. He has written an updated script, augmenting the original movie's enduring themes of parenthood & alienation with more modern twists: fertility drugs, artificial insemination, genetic manipulation. He would like to direct this one himself, and, because the original was set in LA, he thinks the remake should unfold in Manhattan. Instead of LA's storm drains, figured prominently in the original, Cohen would love to shoot in the subway tunnels--one of the rare NY landmarks he has yet to immortalize on film.'
There hasn't been any word on where money's coming from for an It's Alive remake, but we'll keep you updated as developments arise. Warner Bros. recorded a commentary with Cohen for a forthcoming It's Alive DVD that is rumored to come out later this year.
Courtesy of Creature Corner