So according to Variety, some dicklicker is doing a remake of George Romero’s 1973 film The Crazies. In related news, George Romero has been remaking Night of the Living Dead since 1968.
Redo will be directed by Breck Eisner [Michael Eisner’s son, shocking -Ed.] ; Romero will serve as executive producer.
“Crazies” revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply. Overture CEO Chris McGurk and chief operating officer Danny Rosett felt it was a good fit for the company’s expanding slate.
“We’ve been trying to move into horror fare that is clever and smart,” McGurk said.
It’s times like these I wish my site had a giant buzzer sound.