I’ve not heard much good or bad about the upcoming remake of The Hitcher, due out next week from Rogue Pictures, which is definitely a good thing. Not that I think they really screwed it up too much (well, making the travelers a couple rather than a lone guy does subtract some elements of tension, I think), I just hope they at least attempted to improve on the original. Not that it needs it.
I have to admit; Sean Bean is a better choice for the title role than I expected, at least from what I’ve seen in trailers. IGN has a brand-new clip from the film up that gives a good idea of how he handled his take on John Rider; cold and to the point, much like Rutger Hauer’s original. I just hope the rest of the cast is at the same level.
Click here to check out the clip. The Hitcher opens in theaters nationwide on January 19th, look for our exclusive contest for goodies from the film to show up next week!
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