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Cult classic scifi movie Cube is getting the remake treatment

04.30.2015

Back in 1997 while working at a Blockbuster Video, I spotted the cover for Vincenzo Natali's CUBE. The Canadian scifi flick was one of the more entertaining movies I had seen in a long time and I recommended it to everyone that came in to my store. Now, 18 years and two crappy sequels later, CUBE is getting the remake treatment courtesy of a young, up and coming filmmaker.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Saman Kesh will direct CUBED, a "re-imagining" of Natali's original film.

7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

CUBE was very reminiscent of classic episodes of The Twilight Zone and you never quite figured out what was going on. The sequel and prequel further complicated the story that thrived on simple narrative and complex death scenes. The remake is being produced by THE LEGO MOVIE's Roy Lee and PROMETHEUS screenwriter Jon Spaihts. Director Saman Kesh is best known for his short film Controller.

On one hand, a remake should get the original film some more recognition. On the other, it could be a fourth film in a film franchise with only one good entry to date. I will reserve judgement until I see who appears in the film, but so far I am not a fan of this project.

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5:02AM on 05/02/2015
well hopefully this is good!
well hopefully this is good!
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1:45PM on 05/01/2015
No no no. The original is one of my all-time favorite films. I remember writing a paper on it back in college for a class on symbolism and the interpretations were endless. Part of its effectiveness is because they never bothered to explain what the Cube was and let you figure out. Once the sequels tried making sense of it, everything went to shit.

And now we get a completely useless remake which will probably water it down. I agree that maybe some of the acting could be improved upon, but
No no no. The original is one of my all-time favorite films. I remember writing a paper on it back in college for a class on symbolism and the interpretations were endless. Part of its effectiveness is because they never bothered to explain what the Cube was and let you figure out. Once the sequels tried making sense of it, everything went to shit.

And now we get a completely useless remake which will probably water it down. I agree that maybe some of the acting could be improved upon, but that's about it. We don't need this, unless you got Natali to do it again with a bigger budget and better cast.
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12:01PM on 05/01/2015
Definitely will keep my ears open for this. Love the first movie, Hypercube honestly I can't put my finger on it but I feel like it had potential. Maybe if the effects weren't so bad and some of the actors were better I think it would have made the movie much better . Although I have to agree without a lot of you but I feel Hypercube was far from Terrible just not great. And as for Cube Zero I absolutely hate this movie, So many WTF moments for me and every single actor is terrible. Just
Definitely will keep my ears open for this. Love the first movie, Hypercube honestly I can't put my finger on it but I feel like it had potential. Maybe if the effects weren't so bad and some of the actors were better I think it would have made the movie much better . Although I have to agree without a lot of you but I feel Hypercube was far from Terrible just not great. And as for Cube Zero I absolutely hate this movie, So many WTF moments for me and every single actor is terrible. Just everything seems to have gotten worse. With this remake I hope it is as good or better than the Original and maybe they can remake the sequels and fix what was wrong with them.
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9:47AM on 05/01/2015

Ok, hear me out.

Cube is a cult classic. Those are the movies I would rather see remade than actual classic horror movies. It gets people more interested in the series and hopefully this feels more like a sequel instead of a remake.

They can't really get the movie wrong, place 7 random people in a crazy contraption and make them solve puzzles or get mutilated. There is no iconic character to fuck up like Freddy or Jason. Just a cube.

I am also happy that an unknown director is taking over, it will
Cube is a cult classic. Those are the movies I would rather see remade than actual classic horror movies. It gets people more interested in the series and hopefully this feels more like a sequel instead of a remake.

They can't really get the movie wrong, place 7 random people in a crazy contraption and make them solve puzzles or get mutilated. There is no iconic character to fuck up like Freddy or Jason. Just a cube.

I am also happy that an unknown director is taking over, it will hopefully give the movie an indie feel to it much like the original and that helps a lot.

It needs to be rated R, it needs to have a lot of fun twists and tons of gore though.
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9:06AM on 05/01/2015

NO just NO

The only thing I like about thos is that hopefully the director loves the original enough to want to remake it. But am getting sick of remakes and dont thing cult classics should be remade. I actually liked the cube sequels, especuially Cube Zero (really a prequel or psuedo prequel) so just a straight up sequel would be preferable imo. Like I said dont remake cult classics. I know many wont understand this thinking but remaking Cube would be like if ten years from now somebody besides Tom Six
The only thing I like about thos is that hopefully the director loves the original enough to want to remake it. But am getting sick of remakes and dont thing cult classics should be remade. I actually liked the cube sequels, especuially Cube Zero (really a prequel or psuedo prequel) so just a straight up sequel would be preferable imo. Like I said dont remake cult classics. I know many wont understand this thinking but remaking Cube would be like if ten years from now somebody besides Tom Six decided to remake The Human Centipede!
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8:38AM on 05/01/2015
I love the Cube series - so messed up.
Despite the same basic premise, they've at least tried to do something different with each entry.
Not opposed to a reboot, but it'll be interesting to see what it can offer over the original.
I love the Cube series - so messed up.
Despite the same basic premise, they've at least tried to do something different with each entry.
Not opposed to a reboot, but it'll be interesting to see what it can offer over the original.
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5:50AM on 05/01/2015

Loved the original

I was blown away when I watched it the first time. Loved the premise. The sequels sucked though.
Hope they will do it justice and not turn it into some kind of maze runner YA Flick.
I was blown away when I watched it the first time. Loved the premise. The sequels sucked though.
Hope they will do it justice and not turn it into some kind of maze runner YA Flick.
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5:07AM on 05/01/2015
This is actually a movie that could need a remake treatment. The premise and the cool one set idea were great. Not so great or even horribly: clunky dialoge, bad acting, weak character progression, lots of clicheed genre tropes (the needlessly angry guy who turns against the group, the genius cripple, the compassionate female doctore, the guy who keeps a secret untill its almost too late...). Apart from the very good basic idea the script was very flawed. So if a new writer/director focusses on
This is actually a movie that could need a remake treatment. The premise and the cool one set idea were great. Not so great or even horribly: clunky dialoge, bad acting, weak character progression, lots of clicheed genre tropes (the needlessly angry guy who turns against the group, the genius cripple, the compassionate female doctore, the guy who keeps a secret untill its almost too late...). Apart from the very good basic idea the script was very flawed. So if a new writer/director focusses on repairing those weaknesses and hires better actors without blowing the whole film out of proportions by "blockbusterizing" it, I say this could be just the right treatment for this film.
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3:20AM on 05/01/2015

Remake plot:

Four teenagers are trapped inside an apple store like environment and must puzzle their way out by deciphering coded messages written in emojis.
Four teenagers are trapped inside an apple store like environment and must puzzle their way out by deciphering coded messages written in emojis.
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11:13PM on 04/30/2015
I guess they don't realize that THE big deal about this movie was the fact that it was an independent film that used one small set for nearly every scene. That's what put it on the map. It was a good movie, but it was more impressive as a small indie film that got inventive with no money.
I guess they don't realize that THE big deal about this movie was the fact that it was an independent film that used one small set for nearly every scene. That's what put it on the map. It was a good movie, but it was more impressive as a small indie film that got inventive with no money.
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7:51PM on 04/30/2015
A remake would be nice as it's been quite a long time since Cube 1.
A remake would be nice as it's been quite a long time since Cube 1.
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7:05PM on 04/30/2015
The remake thread needs to die.
The remake thread needs to die.
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8:36PM on 04/30/2015
This is one remake that should happen seein as how horrible the first one was. The sequels werent good either.
This is one remake that should happen seein as how horrible the first one was. The sequels werent good either.
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6:59PM on 04/30/2015

Cube is one of my favs

I love Cube. I've put this movie on countless people's radar, and everyone loved it. It never got the working treatment it should have, though. The sequels were sub-par, and as Alex put it "thrived on simple narrative and complex death scenes".

I'll look forward to seeing where a "reimagining" will go with this franchise, but I hope they don't dump it down. I would like so new elements to it.
I love Cube. I've put this movie on countless people's radar, and everyone loved it. It never got the working treatment it should have, though. The sequels were sub-par, and as Alex put it "thrived on simple narrative and complex death scenes".

I'll look forward to seeing where a "reimagining" will go with this franchise, but I hope they don't dump it down. I would like so new elements to it.
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6:52PM on 04/30/2015
I saw this movie years ago with the wifey while flicking through the channels...what a great movie! I wonder if in the reboot someone decides to just stay in the same spot for I can't remember however long was required and then screams screw the autistic guy....FREEDOM!!!! :o)
I saw this movie years ago with the wifey while flicking through the channels...what a great movie! I wonder if in the reboot someone decides to just stay in the same spot for I can't remember however long was required and then screams screw the autistic guy....FREEDOM!!!! :o)
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6:12PM on 04/30/2015

Sequel/Remake Not Needed

The original was great because it was unexpected and, well, original. Going over the same or related ground isn't my idea of a good movie experience.
The original was great because it was unexpected and, well, original. Going over the same or related ground isn't my idea of a good movie experience.
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5:56PM on 04/30/2015
The original never seemed to get the recognition it deserved. It doesn't need another sequel or a remake but if it gets more fans then so be it
The original never seemed to get the recognition it deserved. It doesn't need another sequel or a remake but if it gets more fans then so be it
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5:54PM on 04/30/2015
First film was cool at the time. The sequels were not necessary.
First film was cool at the time. The sequels were not necessary.
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