Lewis Teague’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s Cujo was one of the horror highlights of the 80’s, and it sounds like the film is about to get the remake treatment and hopefully bag itself a a whole new legion of fans. The Cujo Facebook page released a statement back in January which went like this…
LANG ELLIOTT, PRESIDENT & CEO OF SUNN CLASSIC PICTURES, INC., ANNOUNCED THAT SUNN PLANS TO PRODUCE THE REMAKE OF “CUJO” THIS YEAR REPRESENTING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SINCE SUNN PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED THE ORIGINAL “CUJO” MOTION PICTURE IN L983, BASED UPON STEPHEN KING’S NOVEL.
The l983 version was highly successful at the worldwide box-office and, compared with today’s inflation and higher ticket prices, the box-office would be well over $225 million even without ancillary sales (i.e., DVD, cable, free television, pay-per-view, etc.).
“CUJO” is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton’s car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal “CUJO” reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly “CUJO” charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll. “CUJO’s” powerful state of insanity and violence await.
— at Sunn Classic Pictures Inc
More in this soon hopefully