Ever since Platinum Dunes decided to remake The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, nothing really surprises me anymore as far as remakes are concerned. Faces of Death, I will admit, was really the last one that made my head turn … until this morning.
Variety is reporting that CineTel Films have acquired the remake rights to the 1978 rave/revenge film I Spit on Your Grave. Meir Zarchi, director and producer of the original, had no problem selling off the rights to his film, hoping that a new way of controversy will re-line his pockets with money the way the first film did.
CineTel is known for its direct-to-DVD releases (Komodo Vs. King Cobra, Furnace, Hallowed Ground and Beyond Loch Ness are just some of their many “quality” films), but they’re shooting for I Spit on Your Grave to find its way into cinemas. Good luck with that!
“After seeing what was done with an R rating on films like Saw and Hostel,” CineTel CEO Paul Hertzberg told the trade, ”we think we can modernize this story, be competitive with what this marketplace expects and not have to aim for an NC-17 or X rating,”
You know we’ll be following this one’s progress so stay tuned!
Wonder just how they will “compete” with Hostel and Saw in the Dread Central forums!