Recently it was announced that Chad Michael Murray would be one of the first to be cast in Dark Castle’s remake of the 1953 classic Vincent Price flick, House of Wax. But you know how it goes, everything always comes in threes, so news that another star has been cast in the remake wasn’t very surprising. Read on to see who it is, and watch for House of Wax in theaters this October.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Elisha Cuthbert, who stars in 20th Century Fox’s The Girl Next Door and Fox hit 24, is in final negotiations to take a trip to Dark Castle Entertainment’s House of Wax (not in 3-D) for Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures. Joel Silver, Robert Zemeckis and Susan Levin are producing, while commercial helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is making his feature directorial debut.
“Wax” is a remake of the 1953 classic horror film House of Wax 3-D, which starred Vincent Price and was directed by Andre de Toth. That Warners picture centered on a mad professor who used human bodies covered with wax in his wax museum.
The new version, written by Chad and Carey Hayes, will depart from the original but will retain the gruesome “human bodies in wax” element and focus on a group of teens who fall prey to demented killers who have a penchant for encasing their victims in wax. Cuthbert plays one of the teens, joining the already cast Chad Michael Murray.