Larry Cohen Plans Remakes of It's Alive, Black Caesar, and The Stuff
Perfectly good b-movies apparently need a fresh coat of paint...
Production recently wrapped on the It's Alive remake, which will star Bijou Phillips as a woman dealing with killer mutant babies. (Hey, the original is actually quite a bit of schlocky fun!) Although he's still on board as writer and producer, Mr. Cohen has ceded the directorial reins to Josef Rusnak, whom some of you may remember from a movie called The Thirteenth Floor. Yeah, that one.
Cohen seems to have no problem joining in the remake parade: "Every movie's being remade, every old horror movie has been remade, usually so badly ... I hope [these] will be good ones," is what he told the MTV Movies Blog. Also on tap for remake duty: the 1973 blaxploitation flick Black Caesar and the "killer cool whip" satire The Stuff (which is a b-movie I've always loved.)
No word yet on if Mr. Cohen plans to remake the sequels It Lives Again (1978) and It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987), but I wouldn't exactly hold my breath on that. But if Mr. Cohen wants a few suggestions, I sure wouldn't mind seeing some new (but still good) versions of God Told Me To (aka Demon) and Q: The Winged Serpent.
Source: MTV Movies Blog