Even though I have covered the story of Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake, and brought you the news that Elijah Wood was stepping into the shoes of crazed killer Frank Zito, it was still hard for me to believe. It has taken today’s photos of Wood brandishing a knife and attacking an innocent victim to prove that yes, he IS starring as the crazed killer Frank! The role was made famous by the sweaty, crazy eyed Joe Spinell back in 1980, and you know what, Wood just might pull it off!
The below photos were published by the Daily Mail recently from on-set of the remake, which is being produced by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Lavasseur, with Hank Azaria, Nora Arnezeder, Sal Landi, Dele Ogundiran and Dan Hunter all appearing.
The film follows Frank as he works in a shop selling antique mannequins. He finds his prey on the Internet, who he then stalks in order to act out a revenge against his abusive Mother, a nasty woman who keeps appearing as hallucinations.
(Source: Daily Mail)
By Matt Wavish