Tell Tale Heart for Cox

Brian Cox!These past few years have seen a lot of Edgar Allan Poe’s works come to life on film. A certain tale about a heart and a murder looks to be the most popular with about five retellings currently finished or recently starting production. A lot of these listings appear to be indie films, but there is one that sticks out as being a bit more of a studio title (“Lucas Tells Tale” – November 2007).

Bloody Disgusting got the scoop that Brain Cox, whose most recent outing is in the adaptation of Jack Ketchum’s Red, has been picked up to star in a modernized retelling of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

Dexter” director Michael Cuesta has taken the helm of the project, which takes a really familiar spin on Poe’s creepy short story: Man receives a heart transplant; heart belonged to murdered person; heart/man wants the murder solved and you can guess where it goes from there. Personally I was really hoping for a movie about grief driving someone insane, but what are ya gonna do?


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  • Chainsaw

    So, this is like a demonic version of “Heart Condition”?

    Eh, it’s Cox, the guy who directed Dexter, and Poe. It should be solid.

  • Dr Malachi Constant

    I’m already sick of this premise.

    Not “The Tell-tale Heart,” but that of vengeful organ transplants.