Wes Craven Returns with 25/8, Eisner to Remake Romero’s Crazies

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A pair of horror movie news for ya today. First up: Wes Craven returns to the horror game with “25/8″, which will be based on his original script, his first since 1994′s “A Nightmare on Elm Street” sequel, “New Nightmare”. Secondly: Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) will be directing a remake of George Romero’s 1972 horror classic “The Crazies”.

More about Craven’s “25/8″:

Craven said the film unveils a signature villain, a serial killer who turns up 15 years after his purported death, to kill the seven children born on that fateful night.

“It’s more a thriller than slasher film, and revolves around a young kid with a very dark past involving his family and his father,” Craven told Daily Variety.

Craven also talked briefly about the upcoming “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake — mainly, he has nothing to do with it.

As to “The Crazies”, it’s about “a small Pennsylvania burg terrorized after a plane crash drops a biological weapon into the water.” No, not zombies. Well, not really.

Breck Eisner will direct from a script by Ray Wright. Original director George Romero will produce, so the remake has his okay, which means we can’t bitch about it. Damn.

Wes Craven Returns with 25/8, Eisner to Remake Romero’s Crazies

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