Originally Posted by Fangoria OnlineDimension joins AMITYVILLE movie race
Variety reports that Dimension Films is developing an AMITYVILLE HORROR update that will compete with the Michael Bay production we reported here. Dimension has acquired (from Nu Image) the life rights to George Lutz, head of the family who experienced the alleged haunting documented in Jay Anson’s book and subsequent 1979 movie, along with a complete first script draft that revisits the house 25 years after the book/film’s events. A currently “unnamed but well-established horror director” is in talks with Dimension to helm the project, which Dimension hopes to get in theaters by early next summer (before or after CURSED?). Company topper Bob Weinstein says that Dimension’s film will not deal directly with the original horrors but present a fresh take on the story.Make it stop!!!Originally Posted by Cinescape OnlineSeptember 8, 2003... As first reported by Coming Attractions back in February 2002, a new AMITYVILLE HORROR movie project is in the early stages of coming together. Variety is reporting today that writer Daniel Farrands will put together a script based on the infamous haunted house first seen on-screen in the 1979 film. Emmett/Furla Films, Barstu Productions and Integrated Films and Management are the three companies working with Farrands to put together this new AMITYVILLE.
It's unclear whether the new film will be another sequel or if it will retell the original story. The origins for THE AMITYVILLE HORROR began when a series of gruesome murders were committed in the house back in 1974. Later, a popular book by Jay Anson was released that attracted national attention. This book served as the basis for the movie.
In recent years many psychic investigators have claimed the Amityville house was nothing more than a hoax while others say that there was some kind of supernatural force at work within the home. [Variety.]
October 24, 2003... Platinum Dunes, the film production company who brought us the remake of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, has been brought on to remake another 1970s horror film -- namely, 1979's THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. The movie, which was based on Jay Anson's book of the same title, is set up at MGM. Platinum Dunes' principal partners, director Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the new HORROR. No director is attached to the project as of yet. [Variety.]
I mean, really ... enough is enough, you know?