I’ve been hearing rumblings of a remake of “Children of the Corn” for a while now, but never posted anything on it because, well, who wants a remake of “Children of the Corn” in the first place? The original was kind of stupid, and like all Stephen King stories, the set-up and middle were better than the ending, which in true King fashion, was just unfathomably silly. Recently, the remake started to pick up movement when The Sci Fi Channel came onboard to produce (with an eye toward making the movie an Sci Fi Original Movie before it hits DVD, no doubt), and now word from TVJab is that the remake has settled on its two leads — David Anders from Heroes, and Kandyse McClure from the new Battlestar Galactica. They will, of course, be playing roles originally assayed by Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton in the 1984 original.
Here’s the premise of that original (and, one presumes, the remake):
A young couple wander into a mid-western town where all the adults are apparently dead and the children participate in a cult that worships a malevolent force in the corn fields. Based on a Stephen King novella.
Yup. Evil lurks in the cornfields. Oh my.