First Uncensored Trailer Footage for Elijah Wood's 'Maniac' Remake
"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 Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition.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.