Two days ago, I mentioned to the loved ones I was spending Christmas with that I knew exactly where I was 25 years earlier. On the evening of December 25, 1998, I was sitting in a movie theatre, taking in an opening day screening of director Robert Rodriguez‘s alien invasion horror film The Faculty (watch it HERE). Now, two days after the film’s 25th anniversary, scooper Daniel Richtman has revealed on his Patreon page that Rodriguez is producing a remake of The Faculty!
That’s all of the information that’s available at this time. The Faculty is getting a remake and Robert Rodriguez is on board as producer.
Rodriguez directed the original The Faculty from a screenplay by Scream writer Kevin Williamson (working from a story by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel). The film has the following synopsis: To the students at Harrington High, the principal and her posse of teachers have always been a little odd, but lately they’ve been behaving positively alien. Controlled by otherworldly parasites, the faculty try to infect students one by one. Cheerleader Delilah, football player Stan, drug dealer Zeke, and new girl Marybeth team up with some of their other classmates to fight back against the invaders.
Elijah Wood, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Clea DuVall, Jordana Brewster, Shawn Hatosy, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Christopher McDonald, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick. Usher Raymond, Jon Stewart, and Daniel von Bargen star.
The Faculty is a very cool movie, so I’m glad to hear that we’re getting some kind of return to the concept. I’d prefer a “25 years later” sequel that brings some surviving characters back over a remake, but I’ll trust that Rodriguez is crafting something interesting for this new take on the idea.
Are you a fan of The Faculty? What do you think of the possibility of Robert Rodriguez producing a remake? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
The Faculty was Rodriguez’s fifth feature film, following El Mariachi, Roadracers, Desperado, and From Dusk Till Dawn. His credits since then include the Spy Kids movies, Grindhouse, both Sin City movies, the Machete movies, Alita: Battle Angel, and multiple episodes of From Dusk Till Dawn and Star Wars TV shows.