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.