Lionsgate is planning to reboot Vincenzo Natali’s cult sci-fi movie Cube. THR is reporting that up-and-coming director Saman Kesh will direct the film which is being referred to as a re-imagining of the original:
Using the original setup of seven strangers trapped in a giant cube-like structure, Cubed is described as a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new “digital” race.
In 2002, a sequel titled Cube 2 Hypercube hit theaters and didn’t exactly succeed at recapturing the panache of the 1997 film. Kesh — who first caught Hollywood’s attention with his short film Controller — is hoping his film will do just that. Cubed will be co-produced by Jon Spaihts, best known for his work as the co-writer of Prometheus. Ho boy.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)