Friday, May 25, 2012

Blood, boobs and Frodo Baggins? The Maniac remake trailer

Elijah Wood is the last actor you'd expect to star in a slasher movie, especially a remake of a particularly nasty one like Maniac. I mean, he starred in one of the biggest trilogies of all time and generally seems like such a nice guy. More the romantic comedy type.

But Wood is indeed the lead in this redo of William Lustig 1980 cult classic. The original dealt with a troubled young man who vents his childhood abuse on women in New York City. Things get complicated when he meets a beautiful photographer and starts to feel . . . feelings?

Judging from the preview below, Franck Khalfoun's spin doesn't stray too far from the source material. Wood's casting in the real coup here. I'm curious to see how he pulls the part off. Given the amount of red stuff on display, and producer Alexandre Aja's track record for gore, things will be bloody.

Maniac just closed out the Cannes Film Festival, so I'm sure we can expect word on distribution soon. The film is expected to hit theatres this year. 


  1. yet another group of people who couldn't come up with a worthwhile original idea. It's sad really.

  2. At this point, we shouldn't be surprised by anything that comes out of Hollywood. Or cinema in general.