Wednesday, March 11, 2009

NEWS: Fresnadillo to Remake X...

So, it looks like Spanish horror directors are on the top of everyones list to helm projects. First there was talks that Juan Antonio Bayona may take up the mantle for the third Twilight film, and now First Showing is reporting this diddy of a news story...

Spanish director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, best known as the guy who directed 28 Weeks Later, has been hired by MGM to develop a remake of Roger Corman's 1963 horror film X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes. The original starred Ray Milland as a scientist who is close to achieving a breakthrough in x-ray vision technology when his funding is cut off. Desperate to show results, the doc applies the eye drops to himself eventually loses control over his growing powers. It's not exactly one of Corman's greats, but it is certainly one of his classics, and I'm actually very excited to see Fresnadillo rework for modern times.

This sounds like a great project for Fresnadillo. Anything that allows this guy to grow as a film maker is a good project in my book. While 28 Days Later is far better than Weeks, I was really impressed with Fresnadillo's style and direction, for it being his first feature film.

What do you think?

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