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AITH: Top Ten News Articles (March 20-24th 2017)

Welcome to the  AITH: WEEKLY WRAP-UP  of the week  March 20-24th, 2017.  This week we we given proof JURASSIC WORLD 2 would feature animatronic dinos, learned Nicolas Winding Refn's MANIAC COP remake began production, and much, much more! If you missed something this week, or just feel like going back through and seeing which bits and pieces of news...
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03.25.2017
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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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It's the Booze Talkin', Sometimes it's okay to remake a horror movie!

One of the must despised words in horror today is “remake.” It carries so much disdain that filmmakers and studios are constantly trying to call it anything else. It’s a reboot. It’s a reimagining. It’s a continuation. Whatever you want to call it, you are taking an existing property and placing new actors and, usually, a new script and making a...
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10.06.2015
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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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R.I.P. Maniac Cop star Robert Z'Dar has passed away

We have some sad news to share as it has been reported that MANIAC COP star Robert Z'Dar has passed away at the age of 64. The Pensacola News Journal reports that Z'Dar died Monday night in Pensacola after being hospitalized when he came to town to appear at Pensacon, according to his long-time manager and friend Jim Decker. Born Robert J. Zdarsky, the 6-foot-2 actor...
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04.01.2015
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Face-Off: Maniac Cop Vs. Maniac Cop 2

Well, it was close, but most actually did agree with the outcome of our last Leather Face-Off that part 3's R.A. Mihailoff was slightly better than the remake's Andrew Bryniarski. This was a fun one and I enjoyed reading everyone's sharp comments. Today's Face-Off comes at you off the recent news about a Maniac Cop remake from Nicholas Winding Refn is gaining steam. I think this...
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05.26.2014
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Ed Brubaker talks the Nicholas Winding Refn-produced Maniac Cop remake

We've known for a while that DRIVE and ONLY GOD FORGIVES director Nicolas Winding Refn had been working on getting a remake of William Lustig's MANIAC COP going, and earlier this month we learned that Ed Brubaker (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER) was set to pen the script, with a director to be announced as soon as this week in Cannes. Our brothers-in-blood at Fango...
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05.15.2014
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Nicolas Winding Refn's Maniac Cop remake taps Ed Brubaker to script

It was more than two years ago when we first heard rumblings that DRIVE and ONLY GOD FORGIVES director Nicolas Winding Refn was set to team up with legendary genre director William Lustig for a remake of Lustig's cult classic MANIAC COP, and in the many months since then we haven't heard too much about that project. While things have been pretty quiet on the proposed film,...
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05.06.2014
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Maniac Cop 2 getting limited theatrical release beginning tomorrow!

Last month we brought you the details on Blue Underground's upcoming Blu-ray releases of William Lustig's MANIAC COP 2 and MANIAC COP 3 and if that bit of news wasn't cool enough for ya, we have some info today that should get you stoked about revisting these films. You read the headline. You clicked to read more. That can only mean you're excited to hear the news...
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10.18.2013
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