ROTH REMAKES BAD SEED
Variety reports that Warner Bros. is proceeding with a remake of THE BAD SEED, the 1956 chiller that earned an Oscar nomination for Patty McCormack, who played a 'sweet' little girl who is actually a conniving young murderess. Strike Entertainment's Eric Newman and Marc Abraham, who were behind this year's DAWN OF THE DEAD redux, will produce alongside Luke Janklow, the grandson of original SEED director Mervin LeRoy. No scripter has been signed yet but the director will be Eli Roth, who keeps being attached to so many projects (including other updates like DEATHDREAM and the currently-in-postproduction 2001 MANIACS, on which he's a producer) that one wonders when he'll get to actually direct another movie. Roth told the trade about SEED, 'The original was a great psychological thriller, and we are going to bastardize and exploit it, ramping up the body counts and killings. This is going to be scary, bloody fun, and we're going to create the next horror icon, ?a Freddy, Jason and Chucky. She's this cunning, adorable kid who loves to kill, but also loves N Sync.' The inspiration to do the remake was the new DVD release of the original SEED by Warner Home Video.
Courtesy of Fangoria