Rogue Pictures has signed a deal to remake Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.
Craven, who wrote and directed the original, will produce the remake with longtime partner Marianne Maddalena and Sean S. Cunningham. The latter produced the original. Craven and Rogue are eyeing an early 2007 start date.
The film follows a pair of adventurous teen girls who are kidnapped, raped and murdered by a gang of thugs. The killers unwittingly hole up in the home of one victim's parents, who, upon realizing what their guests did, devise gruesome revenge.
Craven and Cunningham received $90,000 to shoot the original from drive-in theater owners in Boston who wanted cheap second films for double-feature bills. The R rating was self-imposed, since Craven had never heard of the MPAA.
Craven mentioned that remakes of his Shocker and People Under the Stairs are in the works as well.