It all started with Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the fashion of remaking Asian horror, but the remake bug has since spread out to include Dawn of the Dead, and every single production going at the moment (The Fog, The Hills Have Eyes, Black Christmas etc...)
Yesterday we brought you news about other remakes in the pipeline including The Wicker Man (worried) and The Crazies (excited!), but today Fangoria have revealed that Jeff Lieberman's cult classic Blue Sunshine is also about to receive the revamp treatment.
Blue Sunshine is a firm favourite amongst us brainers, and was indeed the first review we published on this site back on March 2004. (Click here to reaad the review). It's now been revealed that Peter Webber (The Girl with a Pearl Earring), has secured the remake rights to Lieberman's dangerous drugs movie.
Webber, along with MGM, will start on the project as soon as he's finished his work on Behind the Mask - the film that tells the story of Hannibal Lecter’s teenage years.
Jeff Lieberman - "I don’t know if it is going to be set in contemporary times, but I believe it is going to deal with the designer drugs of 10 years ago — the club drugs — and it turns out that they have a delayed reaction. It will follow a similar story to the original."
In 1983, undecided about the future of The Cure, Robert Smith joined Steve Severin to record Blue Sunshine, the unique album of a unique band, The Glove. It was recorded under the influence of various strange matters, but also of horror and fantasy films : Smith and Severin were continuously watching horror videos during the recording sessions.
1st Nov 04 Above all though, it is the relationship between John and Laura Baxter which is the film’s central focus throughout, and the gradual disintegration of their relationship amidst a haze of grief.