Last night we reported that a possible remake to C.H.U.D. was in the works under the name Urban Decay, today we got in touch with the writers of the script to chat a bit about what to expect. Read on for the skinny. Being written by Ian Malone and Andrew Goring the original followed a rash of bizarre murders in New York City seems to point to a group of grotesquely deformed vagrants living in the sewers. A courageous policeman, a photo journalist and his girlfriend, and a nutty bum, who seems to know a lot about the creatures, band together to try and determine what the creatures are and how to stop them.
Ian Malone clarified with us that URBAN DECAY is in fact the remake to C.H.U.D., which was originally set up over at Dimension Films. Malone tells us that the title still isn’t set in stone. “[We're] still unsure [of the title], but if there was a vote, we’d vote for ‘CHUD’,” he tells Bloody-Disgusting.
How will the remake differ from the original? Malone explains, “More monsters and action sequences, but we’re not changing the tone. This isn’t just any movie for us, this is CHUD, one of our favorite movies. This remake is a celebration of what we love about the original, as all remakes should be.” He also chatted a bit about the gore levels. “The original has some great gore gags and it’s a lot of fun coming up with new ones.”
Malone also clarifies that their goal isn’t to make it better than the original, but to take inspiration from it. “Our goal is not to be better than the original. We’re taking inspiration from the original premise, and trying to infuse it with our own energy. If you’re gonna remake a movie, you have to care about the original. That’s the way we’re looking at this. We love CHUD and we want to bring the CHUD experience back to theaters.”
The main experience behind CHUD will be learning what the creatures look like. “CHUD is a movie where half of the fun is finding out what the CHUDs look like. There’s some definite similarities (as you’ve probably read) but expect more variety in the types/stages of CHUDness.”
More goodies as things develop. Watch this spot for the skinny!