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Maniac Cop


  Tags: action, Bold Films, Ed Brubaker, killer cop, KILLERS, Larry Cohen, Maniac Cop, Nicolas Winding Refn, REMAKES, Space Rocket, thriller, Vendian Entertainment, William Lustig

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Follows one determined female cop who's set out to reveal the truth after the LAPD attempts a cover up when innocent people are brutally murdered on the streets by a uniformed police officer.

CATEGORY
Killers | Remakes

RELEASE DATE
2018
CURRENT STATUS
Pre-Production
LANGUAGE
English
PRODUCED BY
Wild Bunch
Space Rocket
William Lustig
Bold Films
MPAA RATING
N/A
OFFICIAL SITES
N/A
REVIEW
N/A
DIRECTED BY
John Hyams
WRITTEN BY
Ed Brubaker
STARRING
N/A

PROJECT DETAILS
  • Despite the last update it appears that the movie never began filming over the summer like planned and the original film's writer Larry Cohen seems to believe it's not happening anymore. He was quoted saying: "…as far as I know, he [producer Nicolas Winding Refn] was the one trying to get the money raised to make the picture, and he didn’t get it, so now it’s not happening. Adding... Ed Brubaker wrote the script, and I’ve read the script, and it’s not very good. Ed Brubaker is a very good writer of comic books, I think. But if he’s written a good script for a movie, I haven’t read it. I wrote six new scenes for the picture, based on what I’d read. And, had I written the whole script, the movie would probably be happening, as the script would be good." He goes on to describe a bit of the script, saying: “…it’s a lot like that Bob Hoskins movie [Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa (’86)], where he’s driving prostitutes around and then waiting out in the car while they do their business in hotels with the Johns. It’s a direct lift from that, and then turns into a new Maniac Cop…” (10/11/17)
  • Casting is underway, with filming set to begin in the summer of 2017 in LA. (3/24/17)
  • It's said that this will be more of a contemporary realistic action thriller than a straight forward horror film.
  • Apparently this project took so long to move forward because it took some time to secure the film rights, find the right director, partners, and get the financing in place.
  • Filming was originally aimed to begin in Los Angeles sometime in the summer of 2016. (5/16/16)
  • Filming was originally aimed to begin sometime in Spring 2016 in New York City. (9/30/15)
  • Director John Hyams was quoted saying: "I’m a huge admirer of both producers and I’d been looking to do something that bridges the gap between action and horror like this. The script is able to re-invent the original with the same mythology.  We had thought about shooting in the fall, but we decided on the spring to give ourselves enough time to get the best cast and crew." (9/30/15)
  • Directed by John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Regeneration, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning).
  • Writer Ed Brubaker also scripted the concept and story behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
  • Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher trilogy, Drive) will produce.
  • Original director William Lustig returns, but in a producing capacity.
  • Original writer Larry Cohen was attached to script when the project was still going to be a prequel. At the time it's said that the film would maintain the noir-ish comic book feel of the first three films but with a bigger budget.
  • This project originally started out as a prequel to the 1988 film, but has since turned into remake.
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