Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D) and producer/writer Gregory Levasseur have teamed with P2 director Frank Khalfoun to remake William Lustig’s gruesome 1980s splatter classic Maniac.
Elijah Wood (
The Lord of the Rings
) and Nora Arnezeder (
) will be heading up the cast.
Arnezeder will be Anna, a part played by the legendary Caroline Munro in the original, and Wood will play the titular maniac Frank Zito.
Lustig’s original flick is about crazed New York serial killer Zito, who has a penchant for scalping his victims.
Wood has played nasty before of course, most notably in
, but we can't help but be a bit surprised by this particular piece of casting.
Aja and Lavasseur are on scripting duties, and their old pal Khalfoun – who helmed
for the pair – will direct.
is fun enough, we'll be hoping that Aja will be able to add a little bit of the grimy nastiness his
Hills Have Eyes
remake had in abundance to the