Scott Kosar has been getting projects left and right ever since New Line’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a smash hit at the box office last year. He was recently announced as the writer for The Amityville Horror, and now hes been hired to write the remake for George Romero’s The Crazies. Read on for details…
Variety reports that Paramount has tapped horror specialist Scott Kosar to pen “The Crazies,” a remake of George Romero’s horror-thriller set up at Paramount-based Penn Station.
Pic will update the storyline of the original, in which inhabitants of a small Pennsylvania town are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. Original was released in 1972. Penn Station principals Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris are producing and Romero, who directed and co-wrote the original pic with Paul McCollough, is exec producing. Par exec VP Ally Shearmur and veep Andrew Haas are overseeing for the studio while Katie Lim is supervising for Penn Station.
Kosar’s credits include New Line’s remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”; Paramount Classics’ “The Machinist,” due for release this fall; MGM/Dimension’s remake of “The Amityville Horror,” set to begin lensing this summer; and “Salem,” in development at Sony-based Laurence Mark.