Chopping Mall


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No official plot yet, but this version is said to revolve around mannequins that are possessed by the souls of dead slaves that worked at the plantation that the mall was built over.

CURRENT STATUS: 
Development Hell
No official plot yet, but this version is said to revolve around mannequins that are possessed by the souls of dead slaves that worked at the plantation that the mall was built over.


RELEASE DATE
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CURRENT STATUS
Development Hell
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Dry County Entertainment
MPAA RATING
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OFFICIAL SITES
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REVIEW
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DIRECTED BY
Robert Hall
WRITTEN BY
Robert Hall
Kevin Bocarde
STARRING
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PROJECT DETAILS
  • According to original director Jim Wynorski in a social media post, Robert Hall doesn't even own the rights to remake this project, so it looks like even if Hall found financing he'd be unable to make the movie unless he got the rights back. At this point it's pretty clear that the project is dead and has been for quite some time. (3/21/18)
  • Co-writer/director Robert Hall gave a brief update on the project, which is still having problems moving forward, mostly due to finding the proper financing. He also adds he's not even sure if he still owns the remake rights at this point. Aside from that, he revealed his new take on the story, which is said to now revolve around possessed mannequins... here's what he had to say: "My version of Chopping Mall that I wrote is totally supernatural. It’s more The Fog set in an abandoned mall than it is robots. Instead of killer robots, they are these mannequins that are possessed by the souls of dead slaves that worked at the plantation that the mall was built over." (3/19/18)
  • It's been years since the last update and co-writer/director Robert Hall has moved on to other projects. For now it looks like this is in some sort of development hell stage. (4/15/16)
  • Filming was originally aimed to begin sometime in Spring 2012.
  • Director Robert Hall is an FX-artist-turned director, with his latest outings being Laid to Rest and ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2.
  • According to co-writer/director Robert Hall, this won't be a straight remake: "It will retain the basic concept of young people trapped in a mall; however, the story will have a darker, supernatural spin."
  • A remake of the 1986 film, which was produced by Roger Corman and his wife Julie. You can read a review for the original here.
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