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‘Maniac’ Remake Runs to IFC Midnight

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It looks like we might be seeing the ‘Maniac‘ remake starring Elijah Wood sooner rather than later. The horror flick has just been picked up by IFC Midnight. Psychos everywhere: rejoice!

According to Variety, IFC Midnight has purchased the North American distribution rights for Franck Khalfoun’s ‘Maniac,’ a remake of the 1980 cult classic horror thriller directed by William Lustig. So what does this mean for you, anxious would-be audience for the film? IFC Midnight’s acquisition means we’ll most likely be getting a VOD release followed by a limited theatrical run. No word yet on when that might be, but we’re guessing pretty soon.

‘Maniac’ was written by Alexandre Aja (the guy behind ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and ‘Piranha’ remakes) and Gregory Levasseur, both of whom also produced alongside Thomas Langmann and original ‘Maniac’ helmer Lustig.

The story follows the introverted owner of a mannequin store (Wood) with a peculiar scalp obsession. When a young female artist befriends the shop owner and asks for his help with her exhibition, he finds it increasingly difficult to control his deadly impulses, resulting in some horribly bloody consequences.

‘Maniac’ premiered out of competition at the Cannes film festival in France this year. You can check out the NSFW trailer below:

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