Charles E. Sellier Jr's classic Chrimbo horror flick 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' is the latest in the long line of slasher movies set to get the remake treatment. 'Automaton Transfusion' and 'Scream of the Banshee' director Steven C. Miller has been lined up to helm the remake project, penned by executive producer Jayson Rothwell, and is set to start rolling next month in Canada. Brit actor Malcolm McDowell ('A Clockwork Orange', 'Rob Zombie's Halloween') has already been tapped to star in the redo as Sheriff Cooper and Anchor Bay have acquired the distribution rights. Now we just have to hope that the reworked killer Kris Kringle flick will be more of a solid effort that its seasonal counterpart remake of 'Black Christmas' attempted back in 2006.
Here's the synopsis from the 1984 original:
"A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an ironhanded Mother Superior. He finally gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage."
Naughty Santa in 'Silent Night, Deadly Night'