Idris Elba Flashes Back With "Prom Night" Remake

In announcing his involvement in the "Prom Night" remake, Idris Elba also revealed the new hook for this version. Instead of one slash-fest, this "Prom Night" has two, and Elba's detective character has to investigate both.

"This is the second time he's going to go through this whole thing," said Elba. "Some of it's in flashbacks, so I rreally wanted to show the difference of confidence that's been taken away from a detective that has to deal with multiple homicides."

Though horror remakes are de rigueur these days, Elba has confidence in "Prom Night." "It's actually going to be really, really interesting. It's a young director, Nelson McCormick, his first feature. His background's in television and he has a really original idea of how to turn what we can call a slasher movie into a really good psycho thriller. So I'm on board and some really good actors."

Elba is even doing a ride-along for character research. "I'm researching now, all the time. Next week I'm actually going on a real drive with the detectives. They're going to go to something similar to what happened in the film, and just check it out."

The original "Prom Night" (1980) starred the dynamic duo of Jamie Lee Curtis and Leslie Nielson. The Screen Gems remake, due out February 2008, will also star Brittany Snow, with a script from "Better Luck Tomorrow" scribe Ernesto Foronda and "Grudge" screenwriter Stephen Susco.

Comments

dylan21484nj

glenn welsh

enough about the remakes!

Mar 24 - 03:26 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

ditto!

Mar 24 - 03:36 PM

cgcbooks

Robert Kimberlin

ditto!

Mar 24 - 03:36 PM

narcissusbleh

Christian Diaz

Too early to tell, but smells like crap.

Still, I'm open to it.

Mar 24 - 08:25 PM

Holly Jolly

Holly Jolly

Take a Goosebump book and turn it into a rated R film that appeals to those who read them 12 years ago.

It would be more interesting and refreshing then any of these remakes.

Mar 24 - 11:32 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

It was called Dead Silence.

Mar 25 - 09:21 AM

South_park300

First Last

i heard they are gonna have a sci-fi aspect to this remake, which makes me think it will really suck. i defend remakes a lot, but this is pretty poopy.

Mar 25 - 08:51 AM

MadmanCody

Cody Keller

what kind of tasteless idiot defends remakes?

Mar 25 - 09:27 AM

South_park300

First Last

was gonna reply to your troll-like insult, but GreenBastard took care of that for me. do you even see movies? or just post random opinions on messege boards?

Mar 25 - 07:47 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

It was called Dead Silence.

Mar 25 - 09:21 AM

MadmanCody

Cody Keller

what kind of tasteless idiot defends remakes?

Mar 25 - 09:27 AM

South_park300

First Last

was gonna reply to your troll-like insult, but GreenBastard took care of that for me. do you even see movies? or just post random opinions on messege boards?

Mar 25 - 07:47 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

There has been plenty of great remakes, Dawn of the Dead was fantastic.
Your mums a tasteless idiot, she shagged your Dad.

Mar 25 - 03:11 PM

arcadefire325

Angela Brannan

ha ha!!!!! someone got owned!!!!!

Mar 25 - 06:36 PM

South_park300

First Last

was gonna reply to your troll-like insult, but GreenBastard took care of that for me. do you even see movies? or just post random opinions on messege boards?

Mar 25 - 07:47 PM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

He's a random tool.

Mar 26 - 03:18 AM

photosuperstar

Aaron Abbott

When will the madness end?!? NO MORE REMAKES!!! I agree, he is a tool.

Mar 26 - 12:50 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

alsanali

Alsan Ali

I agree, remakes like The Departed should stop to make room for more original ideas like Wild Hogs.

Mar 26 - 01:15 PM

GreenBastard

Craig Storey

Yes, they are making the sequel to Wild Hogs and I heard Chuck Norris is gona be a small town red-neck cop in it, so it will be great!
Why have Re-makes like Dawn of the Dead and Omega Man when we can have these cinimatic classics in the making.
Why have re-makes when you can have sequels? Rocky 7 Son of Balboa!, White Chics 2 , Epic Movie 2! It could be so fantastic!

Mar 26 - 10:45 PM

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