It’s Official! Elijah Wood Is a Maniac!

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It's Official! Elijah Wood Is a Maniac!It can cut you like a knife, if the gift becomes the fire. On a wire between will and what will be … he’s a maniac, maaaaaniac on the floor … *stomping feet rapidly in one place* Sorry … couldn’t help that. Well, the official word is here, kids. Mr. Frodo himself couldn’t be farther away from the shire with this flick!

Confirming the original report from Bloody Disgusting, Deadline just dropped the word that Elijah Wood has been set for the lead role in Maniac, a remake of the scalp-happy William Lustig 1980 slasher classic!

Directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur, Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. He finds victims on the Internet and stalks them like prey, all the while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill. It will shoot later this year.

It's Official! Elijah Wood Is a Maniac!

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • nonserviam03

    Wood was creepy as HELL in Sin City, so who knows? It’s hard to see him as Frank Zito, since he’s not the same body type as Joe, but I guess they’re going a different direction with the character.

    Still… weird.

  • bitterpulp

    No offense but I don’t think Frodo would make a very good Frank Zito. Just saying.

  • LifeMi

    Not a huge fan of Maniac, so I’m not opposed to a remake; that being said, the chances of anyone topping Joe Spinell are minimal.

  • Pestilence

    Wait, what? Seriously guys, it isn’t April…

  • Vanvance1

    Why? The only justification for this would be amazing practical f/x that make me think “brutal!” It won’t happen.

  • Rottenjesus

    So you could say this remake is sporting some serious Wood!

    • Uncle Creepy