A remake of the 1983 horror flick Cujo could begin production at some point this year.
The folks at Sunn Classic Pictures originally adapted the classic Stephen King novel back in the 80s. The company is now looking to remake the movie in order to celebrate the original’s 30 year anniversary.
Although the marketing video embedded below suggests that the Cujo remake could find its way into theaters at some point this year, very little information about the project is currently available.
The press release for the flick originally popped up on Dread Central on Friday (April 12). However, the clip and the press release are over a year old. If the company hopes to get the remake into theaters before the end of the year, then they’d better get to work as soon as possible.
The official press release describes the story as follows:
“‘Cujo’ is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton’s car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal ‘Cujo’ reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly ‘Cujo’ charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll.”
The sales video has been embedded below.
A quick Google search reveals very little new information about the Cujo remake. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the project isn’t coming together behind-the-scenes. Chances are more information will pop up once Sunn Classic Pictures starts moving forward with the project.
Cujo isn’t the only Stephen King adaptation that’s getting the remake treatment. Director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, and Julianne Moore, is set to open in theaters on October 18.
What do you think about the proposed remake of Cujo? Are you a fan of the original movie?