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New Teaser Poster for The Crazies Remake

Overture Films released the second teaser poster for its remake of the Romero classic The Crazies today, and it’s pretty badass. Even better, a select few (including some DC staffers) have already seen test versions of the flick, and the early word has come back positive. That being said … get ready for a wicked bit of teaser art!

Synopsis
Imagine living in a small town where everything is safe and happy…until suddenly it isn’t. Imagine your friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane. In a terrifying tale of the “American Dream” gone horribly wrong, four friends find themselves trapped in their hometown in The Crazies, a reinvention of the George Romero classic directed by Breck Eisner from a screenplay by Ray Wright (Pulse, Case 39) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

David Dutten (Timothy Olyphant) is sheriff of Ogden Marsh, a picture-perfect American town with happy, law-abiding citizens. But one night, one of them comes to a school baseball game with a loaded shotgun, ready to kill. Another man burns down his own house…after locking his wife and young son in a closet inside. Within days, the town has transformed into a sickening asylum; people who days ago lived quiet, unremarkable lives have now become depraved, blood-thirsty killers, hiding in the darkness with guns and knives. Sheriff Dutten tries to make sense of what’s happening as the horrific, nonsensical violence escalates. Something is infecting the citizens of Ogden Marsh…with insanity.

Now complete anarchy reigns as one by one the townsfolk succumb to an unknown toxin and turn sadistically violent. In an effort to keep the madness contained, the government uses deadly force to close off all access and won’t let anyone in or out – even those uninfected. The few still sane find themselves trapped: Sheriff Dutten; his pregnant wife, Judy (Radha Mitchell); Becca (Danielle Panabaker), an assistant at the medical center; and Russell (Joe Anderson), Dutten’s deputy and right-hand man. Forced to band together, an ordinary night becomes a horrifying struggle for survival as they do their best to get out of town alive.

Look for the film in theatres February 26, 2010.

New Teaser Poster for The Crazies Remake (click for larger image)

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  • TheFritz

    Remakes are the bastardization of all things creative.

    Whether or not individuals think older films are relevant by today’s lo-ball standards is simply a matter of opinion. Does that give hack executives and people that claim to be “writers”, yet cannot extol an original thought to save their lives, the right to take a dump all over film history, just because something is older or different by today’s standards?

    NO!

    That’s the same kind of retroactive/revisionist thinking that leads to burning books and oppressing ideals and concepts that came before our time.

    “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
    George Santayana

    • Gus Bjork

      You see remakes as a slippery slope to book burning? Why not go full balls out crazy and see remakes as the source of hurricanes. Cause if you’re just going to make shit up why go half-assed?

  • Gus Bjork

    Yeah but let’s be real. The original Crazies is long passed and gone and is, really, not recognized as being all that much in the first place.

  • maikii

    Oh sweet, another remake! This is good, because the horror genre is seriously lacking in this area.