Larry Cohen Plans Remakes of It’s Alive, Black Caesar, and The Stuff

Perfectly good b-movies apparently need a fresh coat of paint...

by | July 20, 2007 | Comments

Long before he wrote movies like Phone Booth, Cellular, and (ugh) Captivity, filmmaker Larry Cohen was making horror movies about killer babies. And (guess what?) he just got done on the remake of his own 1974 horror flick It’s Alive.

Production recently wrapped on the It’s Alive remake, which will star Bijou Phillips as a woman dealing with killer mutant babies. (Hey, the original is actually quite a bit of schlocky fun!) Although he’s still on board as writer and producer, Mr. Cohen has ceded the directorial reins to Josef Rusnak, whom some of you may remember from a movie called The Thirteenth Floor. Yeah, that one.

Cohen seems to have no problem joining in the remake parade: “Every movie’s being remade, every old horror movie has been remade, usually so badly … I hope [these] will be good ones,” is what he told the MTV Movies Blog. Also on tap for remake duty: the 1973 blaxploitation flick Black Caesar and the “killer cool whip” satire The Stuff (which is a b-movie I’ve always loved.)

No word yet on if Mr. Cohen plans to remake the sequels It Lives Again (1978) and It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987), but I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath on that. But if Mr. Cohen wants a few suggestions, I sure wouldn’t mind seeing some new (but still good) versions of God Told Me To (aka Demon) and Q: The Winged Serpent.

Source: MTV Movies Blog

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