Check This Out: Teaser Poster for The Crazies Remake
Whether you like it or not, Overture Films is remaking George Romero's classic 1973 film The Crazies, about the inhabitants of a small Kansas town who are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. The remake is being helmed by Breck Eisner, of only Sahara previously, while the script was written by Ray Wright (Pulse) and Scott Kosar (The Amityville Horror). Thanks to our friends over at Bloody Disgusting today, we've got our first look at a rather gnarly teaser poster. I'm pretty damn certain this will make a few unaware individuals slightly more interested.
That looks like one pissed off gas mask! As cool as this poster may look, let's not forget that this was originally a big remake in the works at Rogue Pictures first, but they handed it off to Overture instead. Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell will star as two key residents of the town. Oddly enough, this hasn't even started shooting, but production will kick off in the next few months, with Overture already aiming to get this into theaters by September 25th. George Romero will actually be executive producing as well, which means it might not be too much of a departure from the original, at least in theory. Looking good?
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
yo that shit be hella crazie like some ottaspace stuff 1st comment
Tom on Feb 18, 2009
Ive seen the crazies before... Its called "28 Days/Weeks Later" 😐
Toucmyinfection on Feb 18, 2009
oh.... never mind. 😛
Toucmyinfection on Feb 18, 2009
Idiots and I do mean the people making this trash and the previous people who have posted.
angry on Feb 18, 2009
It looks like an effective poster. Will I see the movie? No thanks.
????? on Feb 18, 2009
Nice Poster i love the 2 face thing (Mask/Skull)
Fisherr on Feb 18, 2009
my opinions are best stated by the sub-title of this years terrible X Files Film. I simply WANT TO BELIVE. I however don't think it will work out to well, but i'll give it its shot.
Al on Feb 18, 2009
another re-make...sweet...just what we need. (jerk off motion)
B-Han on Feb 18, 2009
so not a zombie movie?
Bucker on Feb 18, 2009
Hmmm? A crashed plane leaks a biological secret weapon into a town's water supply causing the town's inhabitants to go crazy? That might explain a lot of the people's actions in my town. Bada Bing, Bada Boom!
Dan Walimaa on Feb 18, 2009
Wait.. wait.. wait... wtf?!?!? When the hell? What the hell? No... God no...
CSpuppydog on Feb 18, 2009
How is the 1973 version NOT worthy of a remake? Everyone needs to get down off of their "remakes will destroy the universe" high-horse. Let's see what can be done first before we all defecate all over ourselves. The original of this film is not at all sacred. Give it a chance... let's all forget for a second that Breck Eisner directed Sahara (clears throat).
Tyler on Feb 19, 2009
When is the last time you saw a good horror remake?
CSpuppydog on Feb 19, 2009
at #13 There have been quite a few, to me, I feel like people are just to stubborn and don't like re-makes, let alone horror remakes, for some odd reason. I don't care what anyone says, but I still think Synders DotD remake was awesome. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy Zombie's Halloween remake, even though everyone apparently hated that. I do agree there are bad ones, and what they lack in atmosphere and sound, they try to make up for with jump out cheap shots. But with what we can do now, is exactly what horror needs. Bring on the remakes and accept the original stories as well.
Caesius on Feb 19, 2009
It is a little dark the poster, need to light it up so you can tell what it is, or maybe it is just from what it looks like online. Anyway the concept is very good and definetly has a very creepy feel to it.
Ryan on Feb 20, 2009
I saw the original. It was pretty boring fare. I liked G.R's Zombie work way more. A remake of this flick may not be horrible.
Bearach on Feb 23, 2009
I am a HUGE fan of the original, all I hope is that this movie doesn't suck and (hopefully) will maybe turn a few people on to the '73 version. I do agree with Tyler in that a remake is not the end of the world, but I do feel that most remakes are unnecessary and tend to confuse kids under 20 into thinking things like Michael Myers is a Rob Zombie creation and that zombies are great sprinters. As for George being attatched as a producer, this means nothing. He's even said himself that this title in basically honorary and he has no involvement with the project. It's sort of a nice way of saying, "Thanks for the idea. Here's some money, now kindly f--- off."
Zach Rocker on Mar 3, 2009
great love to see some of the old classics getting redone,my 1979 ford pick-up truck will be in this remake of the crazies,,cant wait to see the finish product
danny flemings on Mar 5, 2009
This was too cool. I played an extra in the background cast. I think this will be pretty good. They paid attention to detail nicely, plus a decent budget. I'm looking forward to it's release.
extra on Mar 18, 2009
cant wait to see it did not care for the original dint have enuff gore i was a lil let down that romero had a awesome idea and did vary lil with it
robert on Mar 19, 2009
they are here filming a scene in winterset this week
lynn stjohn on May 7, 2009
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