This time we aren’t joking… 21 years later Fred Walton’s ’86 classic horror film April Fool’s Day is still one of my favorite ’80s horror flicks. Sure the ending was a ridiculous cop-out, but wasn’t it a fun movie? Today we got word on who will be writing and directing the remake, which goes into production later this year. Read on for the skinny and watch this spot for an official announcement soon.
Today Bloody-Disgusting received word that The Butcher Brothers – those crazy dudes behind After Dark and Lionsgate’s The Hamiltons – will make their studio feature debut with a remake of April Fool’s Day. The Butcher Bros. will also be penning the remake with either Columbia Tristar or Paramount Pictures distributing.
In the film a group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool’s jokes? The hostess, Muffy, is the only one who apparently knows what’s going on. But then again, is it really her doing the killing?
I think this is wonderful news as I would easily count this as a remake that warrants a remake. With the ending that took place in the original film, most horror fans were pretty pissed off. So my advice to The Butcher Brothers… change it up!
Hopefully Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving is next…