Adam Marcus, the director of 1993′s underrated Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, has been hired by Roseblood Movie Co and Twisted Pictures to remake Val Lewton’s 1943 horror classic, I Walked with a Zombie.
Roseblood, a subsidiary of RKO, was established last year and given the specific mission of remaking Val Lewton horror films from the 1940s. Other pictures that they have lined up include The Body Snatcher, The Monkey’s Paw, and While the City Sleeps.
Originally directed by Jacques Tourner, I Walked with a Zombie, according to Variety, is now being handled by Marcus, whose only major previous work was the ninth film in the Friday the 13th franchise, which most fans hate, due to its extreme lack of Jason, but I rather enjoy. (God knows even with the body-swapping it got Jason more correct than the recent remake.)
I’m looking forward to this and would like to see something else come from this guy, particularly if it’s a remake of some classic old-school zombie horror (from before Romero redefined them as flesh-eaters). Don’t know yet if it’ll go for cheesy schlock horror or extreme balls-out gore and terror horror, but since it’s got Twisted Pictures attached, the company that gives us those damn Saw pictures, it’ll probably be more the latter.