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Wheels spinning on remake of Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive

Dec. 14, 2010by: Alex DiVincenzo

In addition to the news of a FIRESTARTER remake heating up, Variety dropped word of another redux of a Stephen King adaptation in the same article: De Laurentis Co. is developing a new version of MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

Despite having his works adapted into over 100 films and TV shows, King has only stepped behind the camera to direct once - and it was for MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE in 1986. Based on his short story "Trucks", the original is about a group of people trying to stop killer semi-trailers and other machines.

This doesn't really seem like the kind of flick worth remaking. While not a bad picture, the most memorable part of the original is AC/DC's soundtrack. With technology a much larger part of our lives these days, hopefully the machines-coming-alive plot will be expanded upon.

The project receives a mere passing reference in the article, stating that it is in some stage of development. We will keep you updated as details surface.


Paula Abdul's ex-husband, Emilio Estevez, starred in MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.

Extra Tidbit: De Laurentis Co. is also working on the long-delayed BARBARELLA remake.
Source: Variety

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1:13AM on 12/15/2010
"Honey! This machine just called me an asshole!"
Hopefully the new one clears up the inconsistency between the beginning and the end that it was both aliens AND a comet...or maybe just leave it in there!
"Honey! This machine just called me an asshole!"
Hopefully the new one clears up the inconsistency between the beginning and the end that it was both aliens AND a comet...or maybe just leave it in there!
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12:11AM on 12/15/2010
This one could use a little overhaul. Still, I doubt that Marvel would let the face of Green Goblin be in front of a semi-trailer truck.
This one could use a little overhaul. Still, I doubt that Marvel would let the face of Green Goblin be in front of a semi-trailer truck.
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6:35PM on 12/14/2010
Dont understand. It WAS remade into a tv movie with Steven Weber, "trucks" which actually followed the story. Firestarter was also remade on the sci fi channel as a mini_series. So wtf?
Dont understand. It WAS remade into a tv movie with Steven Weber, "trucks" which actually followed the story. Firestarter was also remade on the sci fi channel as a mini_series. So wtf?
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12:29PM on 12/14/2010

a waste of time

Why are they remaking king's worst adaptation? whats next, children of the corn!
Why are they remaking king's worst adaptation? whats next, children of the corn!
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12:19PM on 12/14/2010

Ridiculous

This is not something anyone needs, nor will they ever need it...
This is not something anyone needs, nor will they ever need it...
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8:00AM on 12/14/2010
King should do a cameo again in the beginning with an ATM machine.
King should do a cameo again in the beginning with an ATM machine.
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