Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum Teaming on THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Remake; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Will Direct

     January 18, 2013

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MGM’s remake of the 1976 horror film The Town That Dreaded Sundown is moving forward, and some major players have boarded the project behind the scenes.  We first learned that the remake was in development this past November, but now Heat Vision reports that Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy is teaming up with producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity franchise, Insidious) on the project.  The original slasher film was based on five unsolved, grisly murders in 1946 Texarkana and became a cult hit.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in talks to direct the horror remake, which has a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie remake, Glee).  Gomez-Rejon has previously helmed a number of episodes of Glee and American Horror Story: Asylum, and is also a prolific second-unit director who most recently worked on Argo.  This new Sundown is said to keep the original film’s cinema verite style with an added procedural element akin to Zodiac.  Murphy also revealed that they’re doing a “weird meta thing with it,” whatever that means.  Production is gearing up to begin this spring.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer for the original film.

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