First Uncensored Trailer Footage for Elijah Wood's 'Maniac' Remake

May 16, 2012
Source: Cannes

Maniac Remake Trailer

"Are you an artist?" One of the films I'm planning to see at the Cannes Film Festival is Franck Khalfoun's Maniac remake, starring Elijah Wood as a deranged serial killer in New York. I recently discovered that Cannes put up an early trailer for Maniac on their website, but the encoding is messed up. I spent a while fixing this and trying to properly sync the audio, but it's missing the final few seconds of footage. That said, it's a very creepy trailer, with lots of nudity and raw uncensored violence, so watch out. But it does look very dark and very intense, I'm still intrigued to see it. Hopefully Wild Bunch fixes the trailer soon. Take a look!

Watch the first uncensored teaser trailer for Franck Khalfoun's Maniac remake, originally via Cannes:

(UPDATE! Thanks to Bloody-Disgusting, this is now the full-length official trailer. Finally it's fixed!)

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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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. Actress Nora Arnezeder is playing Anna. 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 seeing it in Cannes soon.

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Reader Feedback - 28 Comments


Uhm......... Wat? That was so awkward to watch. LOL.

Daniel Vu Tran on May 16, 2012


why because it had fake rape and fake violence?

A Villa88 on May 17, 2012



Nate on May 18, 2012



bob=dole-onemore+time on May 16, 2012


holy shit. i wonder if this is going to be one of those movies where it's super uncomfortable to watch, and then the serial killer gets away in the end?  

Race Bannon on May 16, 2012


Frodo, oh Frodo.

Crapola on May 16, 2012


nice use of music from The Cell and Black Swan

zer0limit on May 16, 2012


don't think it's from the cell. do you know the track title ?

Wallyd on May 25, 2012


 The original is a classic. This one has BIG shoes to fill. I must say, I am intrigued.

Phlewfy on May 16, 2012


Damn. Intrigued, yes. Seems like it might have a good uneasiness throughout, similar to that of Henry.

grimjob on May 16, 2012


I can't wait! For the parody trailer with video from LotR and this audio track.

Akirakorn on May 16, 2012


Stole the soundtrack from Romper Stomper for the train scene.

untricky on May 17, 2012


Ah, another "guide-movie" for bandwagon psychos ...

Ramon on May 17, 2012


I'm manicic for maniac Elija wood is frodo but his eyes had evil shining, if he know what to do everything will be great I love skillful production movie with excellent craft structure. In nowadays I love "last house on left"/"I spit on your grave"/"drag me to hell"/"paranormal activity1,2,3"/"descent"/"quarantin"/"rec1,2,3"/"orphan"/"insidious"/"house of devil"/"saw1"/30days of night/28 days,weeks later/Dawn Of Dead/Texas chainsaw/Friday 13/piranha What beautiful great horror meals I live with love of this films If they Wana remake Carrie or maniac,ok,doesn't matter,but work on them, work really hard, choose the best,spend time for them,know what is good and what we want and must know if they work hard we reply hard to them either God bless them

Ehsan Davodi on May 17, 2012


Super awkward to watch, Why are the people at cannes so interested in this again?

Anyman on May 17, 2012


That trailer kinda affected me, Is the type of movies that the cannes festival are into? Good God

Anyman on May 17, 2012


I think it looks awesome

Zero on May 17, 2012


wow- that left me gobsmacked........very intense.  i hope it's more than just a bunch of gratuitous violence looks like it'll spend some time getting into the head of the killer - and that would be really interesting.

beevis on May 17, 2012


Reminded me of Henry. Have you seen that?

grimjob on May 18, 2012


yea - i thought it was a little slow, but still a good watch.

beevis on May 19, 2012


Oooh I love when Elijah does roles like this cause he's so creepy haha...remember sin city guys, it still sits in the corner staring at me in all my nightmares lol But for this looks interesting

Ekaj9103 on May 17, 2012


anyone recognize the Black Swan music playing in the trailer? any movie that makes use of that has to be worth a watch...

anon on May 17, 2012


He's dancin like he's never danced beforeeee....

lewinston on May 17, 2012


it's at cannes because of who someone's daddy is

Jeremy82 on May 17, 2012


Not really into these types of movies. Creepy trailer lol

BJD on May 17, 2012


wtf it wont let me watch it.! anyone has some links?

Wht's GUCCI on May 18, 2012


WTF, no trialer!

Marco on May 22, 2012


piece of crap. can already see it's an obvious just stealing of ideas withe the only new angles added being cheap scares and shallow and predictable versions of the characters. makes for a very flat film. completely missing what made the Lustig/Spinell film truly great. ehh.. maybe i'm wrong. but i doubt it.

Eric Brocious on Oct 8, 2012

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