THE CRAZIES Remake Begins Production Next Year

Variety reports that Overture Films will produce and distribute the much delayed remake of George Romero’s THE CRAZIES early next year. Unfortunately, Brad Anderson is no longer attached as director. Instead, we’ve got Breck Eisner. The article says, "The redo will be directed by Breck Eisner from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce; Romero will serve as executive producer." Oddly, anytime asked, Romero often says he knows nothing about the remake, nor is he ever asked to take part in it. "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. Project was previously set up at Rogue Pictures and Paramount. 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. Production is set to begin early next year. Original Variety piece HERE.