Way back in 2008 we bought you news that 'Maniac Cop' helmer William Lustig and writer Larry Cohen had secured the sequel rights to start prepping work on a potential 'Maniac Cop' sequel. Little had been heard ever since but today's news is certainly an eye-opener. Talented Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (below), who previously helmed both 'Bronson' and the excellent Oscar-nominated action thriller 'Drive', is in talks to come aboard a potential 'Maniac Cop' prequel! The movie would apparently precede the events that took place in the 1988 cult classic which starred Tom Atkins Robert Z'Dar and the legendary Bruce Campbell ('The Evil Dead'). Check out what Cohen had to say on the exciting subject during his interview with the Daily Grindhouse below.
"It's going to be more a prequel than anything else, I am really excited to come back to this world especially since Nick is going to be a part of it” said Cohen. “Nick (Winding Refn) has been talking to us about it for a while now and I had an idea that would work so we’re going to do it.” Cohen said that the film will still maintain the noir-ish comic book feel of the first three films but “with a bigger budget than the others have had."
Nicolas Winding Refn and 'Maniac Cop'?