May 242016


While his fans are counting the days leading up to when his seemingly polarising [not a surprise after Only God Forgives] The Neon Demon is out, Nicolas Winding Ren is also going to serve as executive producer on three films. The bad news is they’re remakes. News about the Maniac Cop remake apparently came out some time ago, and the film is going to shoot this summer under the direction of Universal Soldier:Day Of Reckoning director John Hyams, though I have to admit it was news to me. However, Deadline now informs us that he’s also going to do the same duties on remakes of 1971 giallo What Have You Done To Solange?, which is not actually a film I’ve seen, and, unfortunately, the classic that is Witchfinder General. I really hope that he changes his mind on the latter – being involved with a pointless remake of such a fine movie is not something a filmmaker of Refn’s calibre and originality should be involved with in my view, but then I hope they all just give up on the idea. For a start, who in the world could play the title role better than Vincent Price did? A rumour is circulating that it could be set in modern times. And, in more bad news, Refn’s Space Rocket Nation company is also going to remake Mario Bava’s Planet Of The Vampires. Granted, it’s not one of his masterpieces, but still…

In the meantime, the great-sounding The Neon Demon is out 8th July.

Dr Lenera

Dr LeneraI'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.


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