Update Inside: Here’s some really quick rumor control for you guys. I woke up this morning to read all over the place that Darren Lynn Bousman was in talks to helm a remake of Children of the Corn for Dimension Films. The truth? There is none, Bousman tells Bloody-Disgusting. The remake is extremely early in the development process, but hopefully we’ll hear some real news in the near future. If you ask me I think Automaton Transfusion director Steven Miller would be perfect for this project. In the original a boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive.
Darren Bousman writes on his blog:
CHILDREN OF THE CORN… SCANNERS… WHATS UP NEXT – CRITTERS???
Ok… So lets start off with NO – I am not doing Children of the Corn… Yes – it is true I love the movie… Yes, it is true I once pretended to be Malachi running around the corn fields of Kansas City – but NO I will not be ‘helming’ the remake.
So on the topics of remakes – lets discuss… My opinion is 99.9% of remakes make me vomit in my mouth a little bit. There are however in my opinion exceptions… As you all know by now I am attached to SCANNERS… that is indeed true. I approached Scanners the way I do with all remakes someone comes to me with… I vomited in my mouth a little bit… Then – I started thinking about it… I spoke to David Goyer… Then suddenly I woke up and the vomit taste gone – and now it had been replaced with the fresh taste of Listerine. Goyer is genius and has a crazy take on it.
It is not my intention to simply remake Cronenberg – - how can anyone ‘remake’ Cronenberg? I think that mere statement is sac-religious in and of itself.
No remake should just be a ‘remake’ but a ‘re-in-visioning’. If you want to see the original go to Blockbuster and rent it.
Now – since we are on the topics of re-in-visioning – lets talk about two movies I would LOVE to ‘re-in-vision
****Leprechaun – - I am not joking! I have seriously begged Lionsgate to let me direct the next Leprechaun movie… LEPRECHAUN IN THE OLD WEST!!! Seriously – think about – - The Lep in the Colorado gold rush! DO YOU HEAR ME PETE BLOCK! Let me do this!!!
****Flowers in the attic… if you question this choice just go read the book…
Ok… time to get back to SAW IV!