Are you ready for the upcoming Castle Freak remake? Barbara Crampton, star of the original Full Moon Pictures release sat down recently with Daily Dead to talk about her upcoming film, Dead Night, and released a few tidbits on the remake. According to Crampton, “The script is being written right now, and we’re looking to shoot sometime later this year, beginning of next year”.
Not much has been known about the plot details since the film was announced back April but Crampton elaborates for those eager to know: “All the elements … are coming together really well, and it’s going to be an updated version of the old [film] and have a fresher start and some different characters, with more of the Freak and his backstory.” She added, “Also, our goal is to enhance a lot of the Lovecraft elements in the movie to just bring the Lovecraft universe a little bit more to life and a little bit more in the forefront“. This will surely add to the flavor of the film as the original Castle Freak screenplay was adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Outsider.
Castle Freak‘s remake is to be directed by special effects artist and Face/Off finalist Tate Steinsiek. This marks Steinsiek’s feature film debut, but the man is no stranger to the genre, and to Charles Band’s properties. Steinsiek’s previous credits as an fx artist include The Amazing Spider-man (2012), Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) and Cinestate’s Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
There have been no word as to who is penning the script, but it seems as if Crampton, along with the other producers, Charles Band, Amanda Presmyk, and Dallas Sonnier, are keeping a loving eye it. “I’m really excited to read the final version, but we’ve all been working with the writer on the story elements and it’s looking really good. So I’m very excited about that as well” She tells Daily Dead’s.
With development held by Cinestate (Brawl in Cell Block 99, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich), and a star and producer from the original film keeping an eye on the script, we are sure to be walking into a castle built with love, and of course, bloody mayhem.
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