If you like zombies, you’re in luck! Well, kind of. Director Breck Eisner is stepping up to remake “The Crazies,” a 1973 George Romero film, and we’ve got the new poster. The remake takes place in a small Iowa town (as opposed to a small Pennsylvania town in the original) where a toxin contaminates the water supply, turning everyone completely crazy. In the original, the contamination is caused by a government biological weapon, and the gov’t comes back to try and clean up the mess. The new film is based “loosely” on the original, so it’s hard to say what will and won’t change. More after the jump.
Scott Kosar co-penned the script for the remake, which should excite some. He is responsible for two of the better horror remakes in the past decade: the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Amityville Horror.” Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson, and Radha Mitchell (“Surrogates”) are all attached to co-star. “The Crazies” is slated hit theaters Feb. 26, 2010.
I never got a chance to check out “The Crazies.” I haven’t heard much about it either. Is anyone a fan? Excited about the remake? Let me know.
Here’s the new poster.