Brian De Palma's The Fury Being Reimagined
Continuing the seemingly never-ending trend of remakes in Hollywood, Fox 2000 is reviving Brian De Palma's 1978 sci-fi horror The Fury. Based on John Farris' novel of the same name, the film is about a young man with heightened kinetic powers who is abducted by the government in order to take advantage of his special gifts. I wouldn't have normally taken an interest in this if it weren't for Dave Davis' boisterous recollections of nights well spent cuddled up by the VHS player watching The Fury. Is there anyone else out there who is a big fan of De Palma's classic and feels like it might be worthy of a remake?
No director has been attached yet, but newcomers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman have hired to write the "contemporary reimagining." The two writers previously wrote a script for a film titled Of Every Wickedness about America's first known serial killer that made it onto the Black List of the hottest unproduced scripts. The buzz surrounding that screenplay eventually got them this job - which says a lot about their potential. However, apparently this remake switches out the lead female (played by Amy Irving in the original) for a "young man."
I've been struggling to actually find a horror or thriller remake that might actually turn out better than the original. Almost everyone believes that every remake is never as good as the original, but will there ever be a movie that could feasibly be perfect for a remake? And is The Fury one of them? I'm not familiar with the film at all, but going off of what Davis said, it sounds like it could turn out a bit better this time around. Thoughts?