If you’ve ever seen the 1980 horror movie Maniac, it’s unlikely you’d have have been praying for a remake, but apparently someone in the world of film has and they’ve got Elijah Wood to agree to start in it. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) has also joined the cast, according to Deadline.
The original centered on a serial killer in New York City who murders young women, which he sees as revenge for being abused by his mother as a child. Elijah Wood will play the serial killer (which is kind of interesting casting), but it isn’t known who Nora Arnezeder will be, although she will likely play one of the victims.
Franck Khalfoun (P2) will direct from a screenplay by Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur, who are also producing. That’s a pretty potent trio of talent, so you’ve got to hope they’re onto something with this do-over.
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