Wes Craven's Last House on the Left Remake Gets a Director
Announced late last year, another one of Wes Craven's classic films is going to be remade, this time it's The Last House on the Left. The film from 1972, which falls into the same exploitation areas as Grindhouse, is about a number of rapists and murderers who seek refuge in the home of one of their victims. Craven himself is producing and it was just announced that Adam Alleca is rewriting the new script and Dennis Iliadis (Hardcore) will be directing.
Craven said the remake will retain the spirit of the original but aim for a more realistic tone. They're hoping to begin production early next year, with Craven's other films Shocker or People Under the Stairs likely being remade first. Knowing Hollywood's style these days, this will probably turn out to be nothing but pure crap, but it's just not proper to make that claim this early. There are only a few solid remakes that really turn out great, and looking at the recent Hills Have Eyes II, it's unfortunately not Craven's films that fall into that classification.