Following on from yesterday’s news that Warner Bros are moving forward with their prequel to THE SHINING, comes more news bound to make Stephen King wish he didn’t quit the booze – they’re remaking CUJO, the movie about a St. Bernard who goes nuts and tries to kill Dee Wallace. Sunn Classic Pictures, the people behind the little-loved 1983 original, are planning to mark the 30th anniversary of their film with this remake, but since financing doesn’t appear to be fully taken care of just yet, they might just have to settle for a 31st anniversary launch instead. Here’s the Press Release and Sales Video for all the details at present:
"Lang Elliott, President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc., announced that Sunn plans to produce the remake of CUJO this year representing the 30th Anniversary since Sunn produced and distributed the original CUJO motion picture in 1983, based upon Stephen King's novel. The 1983 version was highly successful at the worldwide box-office and, compared with today's inflation and higher ticket prices, the box-office would be well over $225 million even without ancillary sales (i.e., DVD, cable, free television, pay-per-view, etc.).
CUJO is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton's car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal CUJO reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly CUJO charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll. CUJO's powerful state of insanity and violence await."
Alongside CUJO and THE OVERLOOK HOTEL, other notable King properties heading to our screens over the next few years include UNDER THE DOME, CARRIE, IT, THE BREATHING METHOD, CELL, and THE TEN O'CLOCK PEOPLE.
Source: Dread Central
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