Last year it was revealed that Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) was developing a remake of "Maniac," the classic 1980 slasher film. Then in August, "P2" director Franck Kahlfoun was brought on to direct.
Now comes word that Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) has been cast as Frank, the lead character in the film. He will be joined by Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) who will be playing Anna. The plan is to begin filming later this year.
In "Maniac," Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.
This isn't the first time Wood would play a deranged killer. The actor previously played a cannibal named Kevin in "Sin City."
He played a killer in SIn City and it was pretty believable.
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Johnnybwrites: on November 4th, 2011 at 11:25:52 PM
I saw it last year. It was watchable, it has Tom Savini in cameo and the hot-sexy Caroline Munro from James Bond.... However donīt expect too much from the plot, since it was do it back in the 80īs it was reasonable that doesnīt have a nice plot but very violent and gorish..... If you like brains blow out, girls getting slashed, guts and everything else, this is your movie. If is not, then I donīt recommend it.....
@Johnny: I would certainly love to see brains being blown out, girls being slashed, certainly gorish and the violence.
BadChadB33writes: on November 5th, 2011 at 12:50:00 AM
Tanman32123writes: on November 5th, 2011 at 12:50:29 AM
Dear alexandre aja,
Dont Remake it! i havent seen the movie yet (on my list) but im sure it will be good! id rather them not remake it until i watch it, if bad, redo, if good, dont. please hold off until then,
pornflywrites: on November 5th, 2011 at 1:13:57 AM
They just released the anniversary edition,there was alot of contraversy over one of the scenes,there was supposed to be a sequel in like 94 but the actor died,it was his baby.BANDO seagal looks like hes gonna eat that panda and wear the skin in disguise to get chix
wonderBOYwrites: on November 5th, 2011 at 1:25:15 AM
Tom Savini better reprise his role as the shotgun to the face guy
realgirl76writes: on November 5th, 2011 at 2:33:49 AM
The original is streamimg right now on Netflix..its mediocre at best. Tom Savini is the best part I think
Johnnybwrites: on November 5th, 2011 at 8:42:47 AM
Definetly you are going to enjoyed it, mate. Have fun!!!!!