The new film will follow the basics of Clark’s original film, in which a group of low-budget filmmakers unwittingly awaken an army of the long-deceased during an occult ritual on a remote island.
Gravesend Film Enterprises
Anchor Bay Films
- Filming is expected to begin sometime in 2012.
- Tom Savini was quoted saying: "I want to make something unique and interesting, and I also want to take zombies to a new level. The best zombies of late have been what Greg Nicotero has created for THE WALKING DEAD. They’re fabulous…the best I’ve seen. But the zombies in CHILDREN are not your on-the-street they-just-died-and-now-they-are-zombies kind of living dead. They have already been dead for a while, sometimes a great while. So these are not just zombies, they are cadavers—walking cadavers—and that is what I want to show, what I want to make you afraid of. There’s only so much you can do to the face, hands, chests and clothing of zombies to make them scary, and that’s what Greg has done so magnificently—and that has always been the handicap of doing a zombie movie. With the new version of CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, we want to make zombies scary again."
- Fangoria Entertainment produces under their new Gravesend Film Enterprises banner.
- Producer Steven Mackler had this to say about the project: "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things was originally a relatively straightforward zombie horror film that we're contemporizing through the storyline. We’ve added an interesting twist that will appeal to a new audience while keeping many of the same elements as the original."
- When Bob Clark was still involved, filming was estimated to begin in early 2006, mostly in Vancouver.
- The story of the remake was originally going to follow "a group of filmmakers who head out to shoot at an old mansion on an island with a bizarre past."
- Back when Bob Clark was still involved this project it was being described as an "outragious" horror comedy. "Think Monty Python with zombies!"
- This project was in active delopment back in 2005, with original writer/director Bob Clark set to return. However, in 2007 Bob was hit head-on by a drunk driver and killed instantly, leaving many of his projects in a limbo or development hell state.
- A remake of the 1973 Bob Clark film with the same name.