"Maniac" Remake in Production: Elijah Wood signs on.

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  1. Chomp

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    I'm not sure about anybody else, but I'm confused. Is this whole movie shot in POV? Because if it is I think it has a better chance of being adequate, because I don't for one second buy Elijah Wood as a homicidal, pyscho sexual killer.
     
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    Red band trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYNcE50-7mo

    Just like the Evil Dead remake, colour me excited for this one. Looks like they nailed the core components of the original (the damaged momma's boy) while also making it something new (the setting, class structure).
     
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    I don't know if I'm sold on the first person perspective, but it does look quite faithful to the original. I'll check it out for sure.
     
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    For me the first person perspective in the remake works since the original is pretty much told through the views of it's main character, despite not physically being shown through Spinell's eyes.
     
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    The full trailer looks good. Been saying right along, I would see this.
     
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    I'm intrigued. Even from the first few shots of the city, it retained the gritty, urban feeling of the original. I still don't know if I'm 100% sold on Elijah Wood (or the 1st person perspective), but so far this seems pretty spot on.

    I don't say that often about remakes.
     
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    has been getting mostly very positive reviews, so will probably see it
     
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    I didn't think it looked gritty at all...and the sleaze didn't feel genuine...kind of felt purposefully thrown in there like all these faux-grindhouse flicks tend to do these days.

    However, I think Wood may pull this one off. I actually didn't mind the trailer. I mean, I gotta say...Wood looked like a fuckin' creeper. This flick might be a cool little serial killer surprise.

    I'd probably like it 10x better if it didn't retain the Maniac moniker and tried to survive under an original title even though it still borrows heavily on the original film. It looks like there might be enough similarities and differences where this one could have likely been passed off as an homage flick rather than a remake.
     
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    I´m surprised this clip hasn´t been posted yet. The First 6 minutes of "Maniac".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SEsIF4ALAUU

    Looks really promising, and I love the old-school soundtrack and the Giallo/Sleaze feel :)

    "Maniac" is one of my top 10 horror movies of all time, but even from the start I haven´t really been worried about this euro remake, and now I REALLY can´t wait to see it.
     
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    I'm looking forward to the remake, and have been hearing some really good things coming out of the UK press screenings.
     
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    is this just going to come staright the dvd and blu-ray in the USA any word how this will be released in the states?
     
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    According to IMDb, it's slated for theatrical in the US via IFC Midnight. So likely will get a very limited theatrical release in the States, with VOD likely available before the run, and then home distro.
     
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    Heeeeey not bad at all. While it clearly takes place in recent times (the cars, the apparel, etc), they really captured the grimy essence of the early 80s with the lighting, locations, and the score.

    Looking forward to this.
     
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    Damn…looks like I’ll be eating crow. That opening shows great potential….still wish it didn’t have to use the title of Maniac or the character of Frank Zito. I think this could have easily existed as an original premise that merely paid tribute to the original. I think if anything, the idea of originality through homage resonates better with an audience rather than trying to piggyback on a predecessor’s notoriety and lazily branding it a “re-imagining”. Oh well...whatever sells I guess.

    Whoa…awesome. Who hasn’t fantasized about strangling an annoying bitch with hideously ugly and nonsensically placed tattoos? Die hipster scum!
     
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    Like others, I had my doubts about this one. Not Elijah Wood, mind you... I think he's awesome, and this is the kind of weird shit he needs to be doing. But redoing "Maniac" in the 1st place? Will it be worthy? Is it even necessary? I gotta say, having watched both of those clips, I'll be first in line to see this. Looks amazing!!
     
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