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Is Cujo getting remade?

Apr. 12, 2013by: Ryan Miller

It sounds like a CUJO remake might just be moving forward here in the near future as Sunn Classic Pictures — who produced and distributed the original — kept the rights to the flick and have now announced their intention to move forward with a remake. Below you'll find the the first set of details.

Lang Elliott, President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc., announced that Sunn plans to produce the remake of “CUJO” this year representing the 30th Anniversary since Sunn produced and distributed the original “CUJO” motion picture in 1983, based upon Stephen King’s novel. The 1983 version was highly successful at the worldwide box-office and, compared with today’s inflation and higher ticket prices, the box-office would be well over $225 million even without ancillary sales (i.e., DVD, cable, free television, pay-per-view, etc.).

“CUJO” is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton’s car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal “CUJO” reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly “CUJO” charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll. “CUJO’s” powerful state of insanity and violence await.

They've even released a sales trailer for it stating that the film is coming this year which seems unlikely with no cast and crew information just yet but stranger things have happened — you can watch it below. Could we actually be seeing a CUJO remake? By now it's to no one's surprise that we're seeing so many remakes, especially when they prove to be successful. If this remake does indeed come to life, it's got some pretty big shoes to fill as the original film had some unbelievably jarring performances from Dee Wallace and Danny Pintauro.

If you want to find out more, head over to their FB page to see what's what.

Extra Tidbit: I have to ask. Do you guys think CUJO could use a remake?
Source: Dread Central

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6:00PM on 04/15/2013
If this and the IT remake get off the ground, I'll be a happy camper - not gonna lie.
If this and the IT remake get off the ground, I'll be a happy camper - not gonna lie.
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4:33PM on 04/13/2013
Sure, Sunn, remake Cujo. The new version might be good. Thirty years have passed, so that period is long enough. Practical and CGI effects have advanced over the years. And, people watch realistic horror all of the time these days on "reality" TV and TV documentaries. A rabid dog could happen because it does occasionally happen. And, for horrorfans, a rabid animal is at least not another goddamed vampire or zombie. Cujo can come here.
Sure, Sunn, remake Cujo. The new version might be good. Thirty years have passed, so that period is long enough. Practical and CGI effects have advanced over the years. And, people watch realistic horror all of the time these days on "reality" TV and TV documentaries. A rabid dog could happen because it does occasionally happen. And, for horrorfans, a rabid animal is at least not another goddamed vampire or zombie. Cujo can come here.
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8:37AM on 04/13/2013

Great Idea!

Instead of using a real St Bernard, they can create a CGI one.........and in 3D too!
Instead of using a real St Bernard, they can create a CGI one.........and in 3D too!
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12:54AM on 04/13/2013
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6:09PM on 04/12/2013
Why is a new Cujo film called a remake, yet a new Romeo & Juliet film is called an adaptation?
Why is a new Cujo film called a remake, yet a new Romeo & Juliet film is called an adaptation?
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8:22PM on 04/12/2013
I'm sure as it gets closer they'll call it a "re-imagining" like that's any different...
I'm sure as it gets closer they'll call it a "re-imagining" like that's any different...
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