|03-11-2005, 02:14 AM||#1|
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One of the things that stung Wes Craven most in the production of his latest film CURSED, was that another project he was excited about was axed by the studio. Now that CURSED has finally been released and can be confirmed as a complete disaster, everyone is backpedaling, trying to make everyone happy and hopefully realize where they went wrong to begin with. As a result, Wes Craven's remake of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's PULSE (a.k.a. KAIRO) is back on track.
PULSE is a critically acclaimed 2001 horror film involving a website that is linked to a series of strange suicides. The film was directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, one of the people at the head of the Asian horror revival. Other notable films by the director include CURE, DOPPELGANGER, SEANCE and the off-beat films CHARISMA and BRIGHT FUTURE.
Craven's CURSED will be produced by Joel Soisson and Mike Leahy. The two producers, who are also behind most of the PROPHECY and DRACULA 2000 films, worked with Craven on the latest PROJECT: GREENLIGHT which this time features a horror film called FEAST.
According to Moviehole, the script has undergone some changes since it was scrapped a couple years ago. There have been script changes so that the film does not closely resemble THE RING, as it apparently did in earlier drafts.
PULSE will start production as early as this May in - where else? - Romania. By this time, Craven should be done with post-production work on his latest film, RED-EYE. The latter film is one Craven is excited about. More of a thriller than straight horror, it's a DreamWorks-produced film about a woman on an airplane who is forced to assist in the assasination of a wealthy businessman.
RED-EYE went into production with a completed script, something Craven says never happened on any of his previous experiences with Dimension. Craven recently stated in Fangoria magazine that he would never work with Dimension unless he could go in with a completed script and get final cut. So, with any luck, the studio is making amends to the director they've mistreated for the past few years. Craven is moving on, re-invogorated by his participation in PROJECT: GREENLIGHT and RED-EYE. I say good luck to him. As a fan, you don't like to see a talented guy beat down.
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Scott W. Davis
|03-11-2005, 01:15 PM||#2|
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I didn't know Craven was lined up for a Kairo remake. Interesting, and I certainly look forward to what he produces. But, he wasn't the first to come to mind when thinking who might be suitable for a Kairo remake. Still, if he's on his game, the results could be great.
Red-Eye sounds interesting. Though, before the decription, I thought it might be Craven breaking into stoner movies.
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