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Original Vs. Remake: Maniac

Holy shit, did we ever have an uproar of 100% agreement with the outcome of our last Original Vs. Remake . How dare we even compare the remake of A Nightmare On Elm Street to the original?! Well, this site's all about ideas and debates and ya'll relished voicing your feelings on this one. Nice work! For today's O vs. R, we are dealing with another type of maniac a tad different from...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Details for Maniac Cop 2 and Maniac Cop 3 Blu-rays!

Nicolas Winding Refn recorded a commentary for the MANIAC COP 2 Blu-ray. Just wanted to open with that... Blue Underground has detailed the Blu-ray debuts of William Lustig's MANIAC COP 2 and MANIAC COP 3: BADGE OF SILENCE , both of which feature a 1080p presentation mastered in 4K high definition from the original camera negative. The sequels arrive in separate Blu-ray/DVD...

Two new unsettling Maniac posters shatter expectations

Yesterday we hit you with the brand new trailer for Franck Khalfoun's critically acclaimed remake of the 1981 Bill Lustig classic MANIAC which stars Elijah Wood and is set to hit select theaters, iTunes, and VOD platforms June 21st, and today we have two new one-sheets for you to check out below. Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps...

The new Maniac remake trailer stalks and slashes its way online

IFC has revealed a new look at Franck Khalfoun's MANIAC remake, which is finally coming to North American shores next month. Find the new trailer, which sports the movie's very cool score, below. Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Elijah Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes...

Check out the first six minutes of Maniac!

MANIAC still hasn't gotten a release date, but that doesn't mean we can't get a taste of what's to come. It seems the first six minutes of the film have been unleashed online for lovers of first person stalk-and-slashing. Based on these 360 seconds, MANIAC may just be the remake event of next year. Even if you're vehemently against horror re-dos, this one has a hell of a lot of...
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