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Update On Sci-Fi Channel's CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake!

The QC Times posted an article about the upcoming shoot for the CHILDREN OF THE CORN remake. "A remake of the 1983 horror movie “Children of the Corn” will invade the Quad-Cities next month." The article continues, "Shooting will take place most of September for the movie, based on a Stephen King novella, that will debut on cable television’s Sci-Fi Channel next year in the United States and be distributed in theaters around Europe. (Rumor has it Anchor Bay Entertainment will handle the eventual US DVD release) The remake is being written, directed and produced by Donald Borchers, a producer on the original movie, which was filmed in the Sioux City, Iowa, area and spawned numerous sequels."

Some quotes from the article by Borchers:

"I went to him and asked him if there was any part of Iowa that was active in filmmaking, and he highly recommended that we go to Davenport.We are still scouting throughout the Quad-Cities and the countryside beyond, obviously, since it’s ‘Children of the Corn.’ My needs are quite simple. I need corn. And I understand you have that throughout the state."

Borchers said “Children of the Corn” was one of the few adaptations of King’s material that the prolific author himself publicly criticized. The script was rewritten from King’s original work to give it a happy ending and add two of what Borchers called “Disney-esque characters,” named Jacob and Sarah, as narrators. “They put a lot of sugar, if you will, into the coffee,” he said. “Stephen King doesn’t take his coffee with sugar.” The success of movies such as “Saw” and “The Blair Witch Project” showed “it’s no longer requisite to have a happy ending,” he added. “We wanted to stay faithful to the decisions in his original story.”

Shooting is scheduled to take place Sept. 3-30.

Original article HERE!



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