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Chopping Mall being remade? Robert Hall to direct?!

11.22.2011by: Eric Walkuski

This is as random as it gets, folks. I never thought I'd see the day where we're talking about a CHOPPING MALL remake, but here we are, talking about a CHOPPING MALL remake.

Per Variety, Robert Hall - make-up artist extraordinaire and director of the two LAID TO REST films - is gearing up a remake of, yes, CHOPPING MALL (a.k.a. KILLBOTS). Hall's LAID TO REST 2 co-writer Kevin Bocarde will script and produce the flick, which is looking to shoot in the spring.

The original film, directed by Jim Wynorski and produced by Julie & Roger Corman, was about a group of young, horny adults who get stuck in a shopping mall with a bevy of murderous security robots... If you think the idea of having tiny marauding robots pick off young people in a shopping mall might be a tad silly for this day and age (hell, any day and age), then Hall and Co. agree with you. Seems as though they're twisting the concept a bit.

Bocarde had this to say about the remake: "It will retain the basic concept of young people trapped in a mall; however, the story will have a darker, supernatural spin."

So... I'm guessing no Killbots? If there aren't any Killbots, then why remake the film at all? What kind of madness is this?!

I'll calm down, for now, and await further details on this project.


CHOPPING MALL star Kelli Maroney

Extra Tidbit: Are you a CHOPPING MALL fan? How do you feel about this startling news?
Source: Variety

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6:28AM on 11/23/2011
Hmm. I assume that: A) The supernatural stuff that the director mentions might cause the security robots (I hope) go haywire or hell breaks loose. Or B)It's just supernatural forces and that's it. If the latter is the case, then why choose to remake Chopping Mall without the robots???
Hmm. I assume that: A) The supernatural stuff that the director mentions might cause the security robots (I hope) go haywire or hell breaks loose. Or B)It's just supernatural forces and that's it. If the latter is the case, then why choose to remake Chopping Mall without the robots???
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6:14AM on 11/23/2011
Deputy Dewey is right. Hall should not just steal the title. Why steal it when general audiences do not know it and horror fans do not want it stolen? BT Zombie is right. Chopping Mall needs killbots. And, Eric, you are right. We fans need to just see what Hall does with this. Hell, he could create something really kick-ass without robots or other 1986 elements.
I just hope that both Kelli Maroney and Barbara Crampton make appearances. They are both sweet people and respected genre stars. They
Deputy Dewey is right. Hall should not just steal the title. Why steal it when general audiences do not know it and horror fans do not want it stolen? BT Zombie is right. Chopping Mall needs killbots. And, Eric, you are right. We fans need to just see what Hall does with this. Hell, he could create something really kick-ass without robots or other 1986 elements.
I just hope that both Kelli Maroney and Barbara Crampton make appearances. They are both sweet people and respected genre stars. They deserve to help us re-visit the Chopping Mall.
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5:02PM on 11/22/2011

Sheesh

Finally got to see Chopping Mall for the first time just last week. Fun little 80's flick, but see absolutely no reason to re-make this. And if its not even the same concept (killer robots) then why even call it a remake?? Go ahead and make your teen/mall movie, but don't call it a chopping mall remake!
Finally got to see Chopping Mall for the first time just last week. Fun little 80's flick, but see absolutely no reason to re-make this. And if its not even the same concept (killer robots) then why even call it a remake?? Go ahead and make your teen/mall movie, but don't call it a chopping mall remake!
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4:44PM on 11/22/2011
I'm a HUGE fan of the original CHOPPING MALL, and I'm also a big fan of the LAID TO REST films. I don't get the point of remaking it and having it not be about the killbots but I have faith that Robert Hall will make a good movie, even if it has nothing to do with the original film. Honestly I'd rather see Hall do it and put his own spin on it than see some shitty director do a shot for shot remake.
I'm a HUGE fan of the original CHOPPING MALL, and I'm also a big fan of the LAID TO REST films. I don't get the point of remaking it and having it not be about the killbots but I have faith that Robert Hall will make a good movie, even if it has nothing to do with the original film. Honestly I'd rather see Hall do it and put his own spin on it than see some shitty director do a shot for shot remake.
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