It's Official! Elijah Wood Is a Maniac!

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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Source: Deadline



nonserviam03's picture

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.

Submitted by nonserviam03 on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 10:52pm.
bitterpulp's picture

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

Submitted by bitterpulp on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 11:55pm.
LifeMi's picture

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.

Submitted by LifeMi on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 9:57pm.
Gareth Jones's picture

Wait, what? Seriously guys, it isn't April...

Submitted by Gareth Jones on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 9:16pm.
Vanvance1's picture

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

Submitted by Vanvance1 on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 8:50pm.
Rottenjesus's picture

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

Submitted by Rottenjesus on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 7:05pm.
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Submitted by Steve Barton on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 8:23pm.

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