Really?! I mean… seriously?! Variety is reporting that CineTel Films has acquired rights to remake I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, one of the most notorious and nastiest exploitation films of EVER. The remake rights were obtained from the original’s writer/director/producer Meir Zarchi. The articles states, "Though the majority of CineTel’s releases are straight-to-DVD titles, the company will make "Spit" for a theatrical release."
The article continues, "In the original, a woman is abducted, brutally attacked and raped and then left for dead. She survives, hunts her attackers and dispatches them in graphic ways. Critics, especially Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, hated the film, much to Zarchi’s delight.
"The more the film was attacked, the more money shot into my pocket," Zarchi said. "The two persons who contributed most to that, especially in the beginning, were Siskel and Ebert. … I wouldn’t change a frame of it, and I hope the remake is just as controversial."
(Love this part of the article) "Contemporary genre fare has become so graphically violent that the original doesn’t seem as outrageous as it did 30 years ago. Hertzberg is listening to pitches from writers on how to ratchet up the shock factor."
Are they serious?! It may be 30 years later, but those long, drawn-out, mean-spirited rape scenes are still pretty horrific to sit through today. I don’t care how hardcore you are!
Well… hold onto your crotches, gents.