Variety confirmed today that Wes Craven will be producing a remake of one of his first feature films, The Hills Have Eyes, which will be made by the two genius’ behind Haute Tension (review) for Dimension Films. This news has been floating around the web for months, and now it’s official! Read on for details all the details courtesy of Variety.
Variety reports, “Eyeing a chance to revisit one of the horror’s creepiest efforts, Dimension Films co-chairman Bob Weinstein will remake “The Hills Have Eyes.”
Wes Craven, who wrote and directed the 1977 original, will produce with his Craven-Maddalena Films partner Marianne Maddalena and Peter Locke. Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur will write the script and Aja will direct.
Original film centered on a hapless family that makes a detour to a desolated desert to visit a silver mine they’ve inherited. There they are preyed upon by a disturbing clan.
Aja and Levasseur are the French fright film tandem behind “Haute Tension” and “Furia,” which the duo wrote and Aja directed. The team recently signed with WMA, which set up their studio debut film. Dimension co-presidents Andrew Rona and Brad Weston and exec Nick Phillips will oversee what becomes the second significant ’70s horror remake deal for the studio.
MGM and Dimension partnered on a deal to redo “The Amityville Horror,” to be produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, the Platinum Dunes trio responsible for the hit remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”