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Nicolas Winding Refn's Maniac Cop remake shoots this summer! Casting begins

It seems like forever ago now that we brought you the news that NEON DEMON helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was going to be bringing us a new version of the 80s slasher classic MANIAC COP. Today we finally have news that the film is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, and casting is underway. Producer Lene Børglum told Variety that the new MANIAC COP will not be a pure...
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03.23.2017
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The Winding Refn-produced Maniac Cop remake has its funding!

The long-in-development MANIAC COP remake from Nicolas Winding Refn (whose NEON DEMON will strike this summer) finally scored its funding! In yet another Cannes coup, Refn's Space Rocket and Wild Bunch have partnered with Vendian Entertainment for a first-look deal that will last for several years. The first product that will be produced and funded under this deal will be...
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05.16.2016
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The Maniac Cop remake sales art has been detained from Nicolas Winding Refn

MANIAC COP is getting ready to stalk the streets once more, courtesy of UNIVERSAL SOLDIER director John Hyams under the watchful eye of producers Nicolas Winding Refn and original director Bill Lustig. The new sales art, which debuted at AFM, combines the gritty urban horror of the Lustig flick with the neon slickness customary to Refn's productions. Basically, we've...
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11.13.2015
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John Hyams' Maniac Cop remake to film in NYC next spring

Last week we learned that UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING director John Hyams has signed on to direct the remake of William Lustig's awesome 1988 film MANIAC COP for producers Lustig and Nicolas Winding Refn. Talking to Variety about the project, Hyams has now revealed that the plan is to start filming in New York City next spring....
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10.01.2015
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Maniac Cop remake to be directed by Universal Soldier: DOR's John Hyams!

Now this is a remake I can get behind! We've know for years that Nicolas Winding Refn has been put in charge of bringing a remake of William Lustig's MANIAC COP to the screen, but now we know who will helm it: John Hyams, the director of the explosive UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING , as well as UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION . The script was penned by Ed Brubaker (CAPTAIN AMERICA:...
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09.25.2015
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Want to see Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, director's cut? Now you can!

I can't imagine this already-brutal movie being any more brutal, but it's apparently possible. Available right now on Amazon Instant Watch is John Hyams' UNIVERSAL SOLIDER: DAY OF RECKONING - The Unrated Director's Cut. Now, I'm not entirely sure what's new or different, but it looks like it's about one minute longer. Hey, sixty seconds can provide a lot of carnage, and as the R-rated...
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03.25.2013
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Exclusive: BTS clip from Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning!

One of my favorite genre films of last year was John Hyams subversive action horror hybrid UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING . It even nabbed the Top 4 slot in my Top 10 of 2012 . That's how much I dug it! On February 22, 2013 , the film will be unleashed on DVD and Blu-Ray and we got an EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENE CLIP off the the extras for ya, one that takes a...
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01.18.2013
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