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Red Band Maniac Trailer

The Grittier Remake

By Robert T. Trate     May 25, 2012
Source: Twith.com

Twitch.com has released a new Red Band Trailer for the remake of Bill Lustig's Maniac. This retelling of the film features Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) in the role of Frank, which was originally played by Joe Spinell. 
The original’s plot: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?

Maniac (2012) will feature Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder, Liane Balaban, Sammi Rotibi. The film was written by Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur, and will be directed by Frank Khalfoun (P2).  

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swisshammer 5/25/2012 12:20:12 PM

Haven't seen the original, but it's sitting in my Netflix Instant queue. This looks pretty interesting, although, I'm not sure I can fully buy Elijah Wood as a serial killer. He was decent as one in Sin City, but that movie was full of intentional camp. This seems to be as serious as you can get.

Now, if they had gotten Dario Argento to direct this, I may have bought a ticket.

xenomorph 5/25/2012 4:59:31 PM

I like Alexandre Aja's work, but I feel like he's being pigeon holed. I mean, this is his third remake. I'd like to see him take on something original.

thezillaman 5/26/2012 1:31:56 AM

LOOKS INSANE....glad i never watched the original or the 2end remake of this. this way i can just watch this one and maybe some time watch and compare the original. i like elijah wood i can see him as a sick twisted MANIAC..

ElBaz13 5/28/2012 7:11:05 AM

I was ten years old when I saw the original Maniac. Back at the dawn of VHS rental days. A friend of mine invited me over and said "hey, we're watching a movie called Maniac"

I had no clue what I was getting into. Edited TV screenings of Jaws and Alien had scared the crap out of me of was not expecting this. I had nightmares for weeks. This was truly disturbing and shocking at the time. I wonder if they will recreate scenes from the original like the car/shotgun scene?

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