Lionsgate is Looking to Bring Back Sci-Fi Cult Classic 'Cube' in 3D
Years before Vincenzo Natali introduced us to Dren in Splice he directed an extremely low budget sci-fi flick called Cube that screened at Sundance and became a cult classic. Then came the sequel Cube²: Hypercube and even a straight-to-DVD prequel called Cube Zero six years back - and apparently it's coming back again. ShockTillYouDrop is reporting they've heard a Cube 3D is now in development. However, they don't know whether it'll be a remake, reboot or another sequel, but it sounds like it's going to be a quasi-remake/sequel, playing in the same "cube" world but with 3D. Maybe they're looking for a replacement for the Saw movies?
In the first Cube, a group of people find themselves inside of a series of connected cube-shaped rooms, each one with a door on all six walls; some lead to another room with a deadly trap (like Saw), others eventually lead to an exit (maybe?). It was a brilliant concept originally for a low-budget sci-fi thriller and worked well, but rehashed as a "3D" movie, I don't know if it'll work that well? I know I'll probably be interested as long as they keep the idea of solving puzzles inside of mazes, I just hope they can keep the Kafkaesque feeling the first one had, no need for explanations or backstory, that'll just water it down. What do you guys think?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
This is the best news I have heard today and it is only 8:24am. I don't care if it's the original trilogy. I would love to see them in 3d.
Link1983 on Mar 8, 2011
I have enjoyed the Cube series.
Michael McRorey on Mar 8, 2011
I saw Splice last night and it was one of the most awful movies I've ever seen. It was fucked up, but not in a good way. Just terrible... (Just wanted to share my frustration with you guys, specially because I just went to see it cause I read good things on this site :P)
Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011
I like this ONLY because it gives us the chance to see it on the big screen.
Marcus on Mar 8, 2011
I would like to see this. I did enjoy the Cube movies.
Anonymous on Mar 8, 2011
Please leave Cube alone!!!!!!!
Sean Kelly on Mar 8, 2011
I thought I would expand on this response. I thought that the original Cube was a smart film. It didn't exploit the fact that there were traps in the maze. It used just enough time to establish them as a threat and then concentrated solely on the characters (each off which turned out to be different than our initial impressions). It's definitely not the a film I'd like dumbed down as a Saw rip-off (something that sort of already happened in Cube Zero)
Sean Kelly on Mar 9, 2011
I only saw Cube 2, but I've been trying to find the others. A Cube movie in 3D actually sounds like it could be cool. I say bring it.
Lamar on Mar 8, 2011
The best part about this article is that you used the work "kafkaesque". Very well done Mr. Billington.
Marc Walker on Mar 9, 2011
in 3D :D...NO THANKS damn all this 3D gimmicks!
A5J4DX on Mar 8, 2011
Isn't a Cube already 3D otherwise it would be "Square"
Jester on Mar 9, 2011
You win at comments, sir. I tip my ht to you.
Quinten on Mar 11, 2011
Having spent the better part of Winter 2003 getting stoned and watching Cube & Hypercube 5 times a day I think I can fairly nd objectively say that this is the best idea of all time. And to those of you who thought that Cube was a good movie, consider this: The characters are all named after various prisons, each known for something different; for example, San QUINTEN is crazy violent. The acting is awful, the leaps made in Levin's math powers are ridiculous, Kazzan's calculator function is just another example of people mistaking the autistic for idiot savant, Wren talks about leaving them all behind (How? Is he going to start running thru the rooms, checking them as he goes, faster than they can keep up?). Whatever, all in all, it is a TERRIBLE movie (not as bad as either of the others, tho). That said, I LOVE these movies, and don't care if it's a remake, reboot, rerelease, sequel, prequel, or anything else it could be. SO long as it's a movie about evil Canadians and their death mazes and I can see it in 3D on the big screen I'm more excited than a Canadian at a Maple Syrup, Plaid Flannel Wearing Lumberjack, Hockey, Moose, French-Speaking, Prime-Minister-Having, Flapping Head convention.
Quinten on Mar 11, 2011
Still one of the best Sci-Fi thrillers of all time. Dark City is also a great film. Personally, I hope they remake the original.
Salim Issimdar on Jan 4, 2013
I watched Cube again a couple months ago, having not seen it agan since its original release. Its still a great film, all these years later!
MrFunnyShoes on Sep 8, 2011
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