First Look: Bloody Elijah Wood in Franck Khalfoun's 'Maniac' Remake
Yep, he definitely looks like a maniac. A few weeks prior to its official Cannes Film Festival premiere (it was a late addition to the line-up), our friends at The Playlist have got their hands on the first three photos from Franck Khalfoun's Maniac, a remake of the 1980 cult classic slasher flick of the same name. Actor Elijah Wood stars in this new version as the psychotic young serial killer who terrorizes NYC's women and takes their scalps home as his trophy. The other beauty you will see below (not the mannequin) is French actress Nora Arnezeder, last seen in Safe House as the lead girl from that. Curious photos to grab your attention.
Plot synopsis: Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank's obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill. Anna is played by Arnezeder, seen above. This Maniac remake is directed by Franck Khalfoun (P2, Wrong Turn at Tahoe) from a script by Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur & C.A. Rosenberg. I'll be catching it in Cannes!