Brad Anderson in talks to direct The Crazies remake
6th Mar 05
Zombies, remakes, Romero..
With all these three currently high on the zeitgeist list, it's perhaps no surprise that a remake of George Romero's 1973 film The Crazies is currently speeding down the pre-production lanes.
The screenplay was written by current horror remake specialist of the day, Scott Kosar (Amityville Horror and Texas Chainsaw Massacre), but what really makes this project interesting is the fact that the producers are currently in talks with Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Session 9) to helm the project.
The Dawn of the Dead remake finally gave us hope that some films can be remade (or re-interpreted) well, and if Kosar has finally honed his remake writing skills to perfection, and Brad Anderson does sign on and bring his amazing visuals to this project, we could be in for a real treat here.
Romero's original The Crazies dealt with the inhabitants of a small Pennsylvania town who are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply.
Made in between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, the film is one of Romero's most underrated and enjoyable, with echoes of his more well-known zombie films as the inhabitants of the town gradually become insane and turn into slow-thinking killers.