George A. Romero's The Crazies Gets a Makeover
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:43:00
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Overture Films has a burgeoning slate of films at present. The studio is currently working on a remake of George A. Romero's 1973 cult classic The Crazies. Breck Eisner will direct and Romero will take an executive producer role on the new film.
Production on the remake is scheduled to begin early next year. The original featured a small Kansas town terrorized by a virus that contaminated the town's water supply and caused the locals to go insane and die. The remake was originally set up at Rogue Pictures, with Paramount distributing, but it moved to Overture, which is expanding and incorporating horror films into its repertoire. There has been no definitive word on how much the script will be updated or changed.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff