I have to first start this post with a confession: I have not seen the original 1980 film Maniac. I know, I should be ashamed as a horror fan. And while remakes always have mixed reactions (mostly negative), especially by the horror community, I do have to admit after seeing the first 6 minutes of the remake of Maniac which Warner Bros. released this week, I am incredibly excited. I do intend on watching the original, but I honestly have to say that just from the look of this opening sequence that this movie has potential to be one of the better remakes. I’m definitely getting an 80s vibe, and it has sort of a Drive kind of feeling to it which I love. Elijah Wood might seem like an unlikely choice to some, but the actor has proven himself in my opinion and just from this short clip I can tell he’s not going to disappoint. Check out the clip below.
No definite wide release date for the US could be found at the time of this writing, but being that it’s had some international releases and a few festival runs, I would think we can expect to see it sometime early 2013. The film is produced by Alex Aja, no stranger to horror remakes, and also stars Nora Arnazeder and America Olivio.