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

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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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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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  • christ hunter
    sounds like a fun time for the family at the movies!
    • LosZombies
       Hey why not? Bring the kids Hun! 😀
  • LosZombies
     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) :/
    • HazedMind
      Not pathetic, it's not exactly a popular film
      • LosZombies
         Ya, but to an special fx aficionado, and a Tom Savini fan, it is kind of pathetic lol but thank you for your understanding 😉
  • JJ King
    FRODO! HOW COULD YOU???
    • LosZombies
       That One Ring sure is a bitch, I tell ya.. :/
  • taylor
    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.
  • 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..
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Looks like Frodo finally ate some of Pippen's mushrooms! 
  • SuicidalOptimist
    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.  
    • LosZombies
      Kevin was total BADASS, and yes, if he could channel him JUST a bit, then hoooly fuck WATCH OUT
  • evilstoo
    what a load of utter rubbish... the original is as it was meant to be... original - anything else pales into insignificance....

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