Lionsgate is Looking to Bring Back Sci-Fi Cult Classic 'Cube' in 3D
Years before Vincenzo Natali introduced us to Dren in Splice he directed an extremely low budget sci-fi flick called Cube that screened at Sundance and became a cult classic. Then came the sequel Cube²: Hypercube and even a straight-to-DVD prequel called Cube Zero six years back - and apparently it's coming back again. ShockTillYouDrop is reporting they've heard a Cube 3D is now in development. However, they don't know whether it'll be a remake, reboot or another sequel, but it sounds like it's going to be a quasi-remake/sequel, playing in the same "cube" world but with 3D. Maybe they're looking for a replacement for the Saw movies?
In the first Cube, a group of people find themselves inside of a series of connected cube-shaped rooms, each one with a door on all six walls; some lead to another room with a deadly trap (like Saw), others eventually lead to an exit (maybe?). It was a brilliant concept originally for a low-budget sci-fi thriller and worked well, but rehashed as a "3D" movie, I don't know if it'll work that well? I know I'll probably be interested as long as they keep the idea of solving puzzles inside of mazes, I just hope they can keep the Kafkaesque feeling the first one had, no need for explanations or backstory, that'll just water it down. What do you guys think?