What’s next, ‘Halloween’? Waking to read that one of my favorite slasher flicks of all time, Terror Train (review), is being remade didn’t sit to well with me. I understand ‘Amityville,’ since a lot of people feel it’s dated, but ‘Evil Dead’? Now ‘Terror Train’? Some movies- even if they’re 25 years old don’t feel dated. Read on for this shittacular news.
Comingsoon.net writes, “In conjunction with Maverick Films and Integrated Films and Management, Emmett/Furla Films, a wholly owned subsidiary of Family Room Entertainment Corporation, has announced that they are in final negotiations to acquire the rights to remake the 1980 horror classic, ‘Terror Train.’ The original picture, which was directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starred Jamie Lee Curtis, follows a group of college coeds being terrorized by a masked killer during a New Year’s Masquerade on a chartered train.
Emmett/Furla and Integrated recently partnered to set up a remake of the horror classic The Amityville Horror with NuImage and Dimension Films.
Co-chairs of Family Room Entertainment Randall Emmett and George Furla stated: “We are very excited to be re-teaming with Steve (Whitney) and Andy (Trapani) on another horror remake. We are also thrilled to be working with Maverick Films, who bring an extraordinary depth of creative resources.”
“Suspense on a train is a classic formula that’s been relatively unexplored in recent years,” said Andy Trapani and Steve Whitney of Integrated Films and Management.
Mark Morgan of Maverick Films stated: “Maverick has been looking for the right picture to collaborate with EFF and Integrated for some time. We are excited to start with ‘Terror Train’ and believe this to be the first of many to come.”
The producers are currently out to writers on the Pic, which is being fast-tracked.