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.
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