Lionsgate Developing 'Cubed', a Remake of the Horror Sci-Fi 'Cube'
It looks like Hollywood may be running out of well-known titles from the past to remake, because now they're reaching into the late 90s for a cult sci-fi horror film for inspiration. THR reports Lionsgate is developing a remake of the 1997 flick Cube. The film is being described as a reimagining of the original film and is going by the title Cubed this time. The first film came from Splice director Vincenzo Natali, but this time it will be up and coming director Saman Kesh behind the camera to update the project for audiences 18 years later. In addition, Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts is on board to produce with Roy Lee. Read on!
If you want to get acquainted with Saman Kesh, here's his acclaimed short Controller:
The new film will use the same premise as the original film with seven strangers finding themselves trapped in a giant cube structure. Soon they come to encounter artificial intelligence and the birth of a new digital race, challenging humanity's existence and purpose. The script comes from Philip Gawthorne (One Day in Hell, Modern Life is Rubbish), working from an original take on the material from Kesh himself. As someone who hasn't seen the original Cube, I can't say whether or not updating this film such a short time after the original is necessary, but these days it doesn't really matter. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
@Ethan - you MUST watch the original cube (not the sequels). It's one of those films that's obviously shot on a shoestring budget, but for its time it was something fresh and pretty clever. Sort of like the first "Saw" movie. It's also very disorienting, which is part of its charm, as you're thrown into this endless series of windowless rooms filled with odd booby traps.
TheOct8pus on May 1, 2015
Completely agree.. But because it was fresh and clever then I am not sure it would be now.. They would really have to explore the "why" and "who" to make it a worthwhile sequel ( the original sequels blew)
Tester on May 1, 2015
Indeed there are no other stories to be told???? Realy does Hollywood doesn't know dan Simmons the author? Every stupid book of Stephen King gets a movie and a true master as Simmons is completely ignored! Everybody reading books in the sience fiction /horror genre knows his name and are always blown away by it!!! Man I wish I was a billionaire, so I could make my own movies...
ari smulders on May 1, 2015
I thought Cube 2 was pretty cool. Or at least the premise was.
OfficialJab on May 1, 2015
DAVIDPD on May 2, 2015
I'm sick and tired of going to the movies to see movies I've already seem.
Bill on May 3, 2015
SAME----SAME ---------------theme park --------------------------thrill ride -----------------------------------cultural incest----NOWHERE. NEXT!
IT-- II --IT on May 13, 2015
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