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‘Cujo’ Remake Goes Into Production This Year

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‘Cujo’ Remake Goes Into Production This Year

April 13, 2013
By Matt Molgaard - Staff Writer

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Stephen King’s wallet continues to get a bit fatter as the days progress. He’s got two new novels – "Joyland" and "Doctor Sleep" – tapped for release this year; Under the Dome is headed to television, a cinematic transfer of The 10 O’clock People is in the works, the new Carrie reboot arrives theatrically in October and now another King classic will be fine-tuned for today’s audience. A ne rendition of Cujo heads into production this year.

The original film, released 30 years ago in 1983 debuted in the number two slot at the box office with an opening weekend take of $6 million. The feature topped out domestically at $21 million. Genre queen Dee Wallace starred in the harrowing tale that’s gone on to establish a major cult following.

Outside of the announcement that Sunn Classic Pictures will indeed bring this one to light soon, no details have been released. No casting news, no word on who will take the helm, or handle the new screenplay. But if Sunn aims to release this as a 30 year nod, we should be privy to more info soon!

Synopsis: "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. "CUJO's" powerful state of insanity and violence await.”

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April 14, 2013
Skeptical
By: The Horror Czar
Those who know me have heard me gush about Dee Wallace many times\, and this is one of her best films IMHO - so for that reason I'm skeptical. Some may not know that she put so much into her part in the original Cujo that she had to be treated for exhaustion after filming - her acting style is such that she actually experienced the emotions and panic she portrays on the screen\, and her body couldn't handle it. Okay\, I'm a huge fan\, but that's the story... I love the original film\, and I really hope that the remake is done respectfully\, rather than being a typical remake money-grab.

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