Regular readers of Dread Central know that I’m a huge fan of One Cut of the Dead, which I had the pleasure of enjoying at Fantastic Fest in Austin last September. It even made my list of the Top 10 horror movies to screen at the event in 2018 (full list below). Now, we’re getting word that the scrappy indie powerhouse is getting an English-language remake.
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Variety got the scoop:
Patrick Cunningham, a Japan-based American producer whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and Starlet, is behind the venture. Cunningham plans an English-language remake that will shoot in the U.S. on a budget that he describes as “fairly small.” The original film emerged from the Enbu Seminar acting school.
Since One Cut of the Dead never enjoyed a theatrical release stateside, this will be many horror fans’ first experience with the story. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek the film out online—because it’s intelligent and hysterical. Check out the original’s synopsis and trailer below.
Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie film in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility when they are attacked by real zombies.
One Cut of the Dead is written and directed by Shin’ichirô Ueda and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, and Harumi Shuhama.
Did you catch One Cut of the Dead on the festival circuit? Are you excited to hear there’s an English-language remake in the works? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!