THE CRAZIES BEING REMADE
Variety reports that Paramount Pictures, perhaps inspired by the solid box office for the DAWN OF THE DEAD remake, is backing an update of George Romero?s 1973 shocker THE CRAZIES. Romero himself will executive-produce the new version, which will 'modernize' the story of an accidentally released biological weapon that turns the residents of a small town insane and the military?s deadly attempts to stop the outbreak. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce the new CRAZIES through their Penn Station production company; though Georgaris scripted such Paramount flicks as PAYCHECK and LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, it hasn?t been reported whether he?ll be the writer on this project.
Courtesy of Fangoria