Ash Bolland Directing Remake of Killer Bees Movie 'The Swarm'
"We have been invaded… by an enemy far more lethal than any human force." Another day, another remake. Apparently inspired by the success of Piranha 3D (which wasn't much of a success), Vertigo Entertainment and Room 101 are developing a remake of the 1978 Irwin Allen killer bees horror classic The Swarm. The Wrap reported on the news, adding that commercials director Ash Bolland is attached to make his feature debut, but a writer still needs to be found. The original is based on Arthur Herzog's novel, but they're unsure if they'll be pulling from that again. In this day and age of remakes, I expect it'll be another cheesy 3D flick.
The original The Swarm starred Michael Caine, yes good ole Alfred, as an entomologist who learns that killer bees from South America have been coming together to form huge swarms. He sets out to stop the military from attacking and worsening the imbalance in nature, ultimately teaming up with them to prevent the deadly swarm from reaching Houston. You can watch a trailer here. It is a classic horror flick, but I don't think now is the time to remake it, not yet at least, not until remakes improve. The good news is that Bolland at least has a impressive portfolio (check out his website) so whenever this gets made it should at least look pretty damn cool. But, of course, that's only one part of the full equation. Anyone fans of the original?