The original was good, the remake is a milestone. Well, not bad description at all! We have another poster and some new images from the upcoming Maniac movie, and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy. If you’re a sadist or something like that, ’cause Elijah Wood is one sick bastard in these pics. Frodo Baggins gone crazy, for sure!
So, as you already know, the movie comes from director Franck Khalfoun and is actually a remake of William Lustig‘s brutal 1980 film of the same name.
Alexandre Aja stands behind the script which, this time, centers on a guy named Frank, who develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist.
Now imagine Elijah Wood as Frank, and Nora Arnezeder as that young artist named Anna. Their friendship looks almost perfect…
Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store. She’s a young artist asking for his help with her new exhibition. But, Frank’s obsession soon escalates, and it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.
Creepy, indeed. And, let’s be honest – the new plot sounds better than the original one. I mean, in Lustig’s movie we had a schizoid serial killer (abusive mother syndrome) who randomly stalks and kills young women in New York. This time we have a more intimate, but again brutal story. So I guess this should be cool.
Anyway, beside Wood and Arnezeder, Maniac also stars Liane Balaban, America Olivo, Sammi Rotibi, Megan Duffy and Morgane Slemp.
The movie is currently set to open on December 31st, 2013.