Some big news coming out of Cannes Film Festival as Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket has partnered with Wild Bunch and Vendian Entertainment of a multi-year first look deal, according to Variety. The first project that will receive production and financing is the remake of the 1988 thriller/horror film Maniac Cop.
Refn is acting as a creative producer on the film, which is being directed by John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). The movie is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles.
According to the site, Maniac Cop, “…follows innocent people who are brutally murdered on the streets of Los Angeles by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and LAPD attempts a cover up, one determined female cop sets out to reveal the truth.”
The original Maniac Cop was directed by William Lustig and starred Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell with the late Robert Z’Dar playing the title role.
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