“The Crazies”, a remake of George Romero’s 1970s movie of the same name, may have nabbed its leading lady in Radha Mitchell, says horror site Shock-til-you-drop. I wouldn’t be surprise if this is indeed the case; Mitchell is no stranger to genre fare, with flicks like “Pitch Black”, “Silent Hill” and the more recent “Rogue” on her resume. No, not the one with Jet Li and Jason Statham, the one with the giant crocodile set in Australia. You know, with that guy from Alias. It’s actually a very decent creature movie, so check it out if you haven’t. Or don’t. See if I care.
We presume she’ll be playing the wife of Olyphant’s sheriff character who is faced with a biological weapon that has infected the town’s water supply thus making the residents violently loopy.
Breck Eisner is directing from a script by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. George Romero won’t be calling the shots this time around, but I’m sure the old dog will pocket a nice change from “producing” the remake. Timothy Olyphant is the film’s only other cast member to date.
Below: Radha Mitchell in a scene from “Silent Hill”.