Douglas Sarine and Kent Nichols will be scripting the remake of 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes', and they had a few things to say to Fango about the project.
According to Sarine (who is making his directorial debut with this movie) and Nichols, fans should expect a hysterical thriller that will remain loyal to the original’s premise, but will not be a shot-for-shot remake.
Sarine and Nichols hooked up with Emmett/Furla films to bring the project to the big screen, and the former feels that people need to be reminded of 1978 cult favorite’s impact. “When you mention [ATTACK] now, everyone’s like ‘Oh, what was that? Oh yeah…’ ” he tells Fango. “They remember the name but they don’t remember anything about the movie, and that is a crime. So [we thought], ‘Let’s relaunch it and just have as much fun as possible with it.’ Just the name gets people enjoying themselves right away. It is, pun intended, ripe to be remade.”
They've even mentioned possibly contacting George Clooney, who appeared in 1988’s 'Return of the Killer Tomatoes'. Hmmm, don't see it somehow. “We’re definitely going to see if Clooney will make an appearance,” says Sarine, and Nichols adds, “Yeah, that’s our wet dream, I would say.” Even though the follow-up films introduced wild ideas such as tomatoes becoming humans, etc., fans of the original faceless produce stalking the streets will be happy to know that the villains are still just tomatoes—no talking, no facial expressions, no morphing. “It’s more funny to have these giant faceless red orbs,” Nichols says. “And horrific,” Sarine chimes in. “It’s what made 'The Fog' so horrifying. It’s like, you can’t escape the fog, it’s everywhere, but how do you fight it? You can’t stab fog.”