OK, so this remake business is really starting to take the biscuit now as Lionsgate announce they have a remake of Cube in the works.
Vincenzo Natali’s stunning low budget sci-fi came out less than twenty years ago, and the ambitious, ideas aplenty sci-fi classic is about to get the remake treatment courtesy of Lionsgate. May I be one of many to say this idea stinks!
THR reported the news:
Saman Kesh, the up-and-coming director who caught the town’s attention with his short Controller, is attached to direct Cubed, a re-imagining of the movie.
Roy Lee is producing along with Jon Spaihts, best known as the co-writer of Prometheus and the in-development Chris Pratt-Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi drama Passengers.
Using the original setup of seven strangers trapped in a giant cube-like structure, Cubed is described as a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new “digital” race.
Philip Gawthorne is writing the script based off of Kesh’s original take.
Adam Stone is overseeing the project for Vertigo.
I hate the name (Cubed) and I hate everything about the idea of remaking such an original, fascinating piece of cinema. Just give us another sequel (or prequel), not a remake. There is no way this can ever better the original so why the hell bother???
Here’s the original synopsis and trailer for Vincenzo Natali’s Cube:
Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they’ve been imprisoned.