I Walked With a Zombie Up First for RKO Pictures
by Brandon Lee Tenney
February 10, 2009
A while back we reported that RKO Pictures was planning to remake four of their own horror classics with Twisted Pictures (the company behind the Saw franchise). Well, in a conversation with Race to Witch Mountain director Andy Fickman, ComingSoon found out that the zombie classic I Walked With a Zombie will be the first of the foursome to get remade. It looks like Adam Marcus, of Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, is set to direct this, with production starting in New Orleans in the next few months. The original film first debuted in 1943 and was directed by Jacques Tourneur and starred James Ellison.
Based on the 1943 film of the same name, I Walked With a Zombie is about a nurse who uses voodoo to resurrect the wife of a plantation manager. As Twisted Pictures is now a part of RKO, I'm sure there will be plenty of blood, brains, and bludgeoning. But will this film be able to cut through the white noise of the plethora of gore films of the past few years? It does have zombies going for it, but will that be enough? Let's hope that Adam Marcus hasn't lost his touch over the years, considering he's only directed a few smaller films off and on since 1993, and let's hope the update version of this story isn't that cheesy either.
Damn...that was one of the movies I wanted to direct if ever my dream of becoming a director came true. I'm sure they'll mess this up.
Kevin on Feb 10, 2009
I love the old timey horror movies, but is it me or does that zombie look like an emaciated eddie murphy?
The Baron of Cheese on Feb 11, 2009
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