‘Cube’ Gets ‘Cubed’ With Remake From the Writer of ‘Prometheus’
It's only been 18 years since Vincenzo Natali made his feature directing debut with the sci-fi thriller Cube, which isn't a film that immediately shouts "remake," but here we are. In one of the more curious recent remake developments, Lionsgate is planning a redo of the film with Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts and directing newcomer Saman Kesh.
THR reports that the new film is operating under the working title Cubed, with Spaihts delivering the screenplay for Kesh to direct. Kesh is best known for his short film Controller, which you can check out below. Spaihts also wrote the screenplay for Marvel's upcoming Doctor Strange movie, and is writing Universal's reboot of The Mummy.
Released in 1997, Natali's Cube centered on a group of seven completely different strangers, who are surprised and confused to find themselves trapped in a deadly maze, in which each of them must solve difficult, dangerous puzzles in order to escape. Cube was sort of the precursor for the Saw franchise, though a bit more restrained and less headache-inducing in its complexity.
The film was followed by the 2002 sequel Cube 2: Hypercube and a 2004 prequel, Cube Zero, neither of which involved Natali. Spaihts will produce the remake with The LEGO Movie producer Roy Lee. The film currently has no formal release date.