First Look: Bloody Elijah Wood in Franck Khalfoun's 'Maniac' Remake

May 10, 2012
Source: The Playlist

Maniac - Elijah Wood

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.

Elijah Wood in Maniac

Elijah Wood in Maniac

Elijah Wood in Maniac

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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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!

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


sounds like a fun time for the family at the movies!

christ hunter on May 10, 2012


 Hey why not? Bring the kids Hun! 😀

LosZombies on May 10, 2012


 Elijah's pic alone is enough to convince me this movie is gonna be so SICK! And now, to watch the original Maniac for the first time (pathetic I know) :/

LosZombies on May 10, 2012


Not pathetic, it's not exactly a popular film

HazedMind on May 10, 2012


 Ya, but to an special fx aficionado, and a Tom Savini fan, it is kind of pathetic lol but thank you for your understanding 😉

LosZombies on May 11, 2012



JJ King on May 10, 2012


 That One Ring sure is a bitch, I tell ya.. :/

LosZombies on May 11, 2012


I was intrigued by the picture of Elijah Wood but then I read the names of the director and writer...not expecting much but we'll see when a trailer hits.

taylor on May 10, 2012


The original was good, but could have been improved. I'm not against this remake. Elijah Wood might have a lot to do with that..

Davide Coppola on May 10, 2012


Looks like Frodo finally ate some of Pippen's mushrooms! 

Hattori Hanzo on May 10, 2012


If he can channel just half of his character Kevin from Sin City, I am sure to have nightmares. That dude was creeping me right the fuck out.  

SuicidalOptimist on May 10, 2012


Kevin was total BADASS, and yes, if he could channel him JUST a bit, then hoooly fuck WATCH OUT

LosZombies on May 11, 2012


what a load of utter rubbish... the original is as it was meant to be... original - anything else pales into insignificance....

evilstoo on May 11, 2012

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