Ooh, we're looking forward to this one. Even more so now Fangoria have published a rather good review of an early cut of Alex Aja's take on The Hills Have Eyes. The downside? Apparently this review is taken from the uncut NC-17 version of the film, and Aja is currently hard at work removing around 5 minutes (?) of footage to appease the MPAA before its March 10th release date.
"Aja has made a pull-no-punches, balls-to-the-wall remake for fans to rally behind. It dabbles in the old material first put forth by remake co-producers Wes Craven and Peter Locke back in í77, and brings something fresh to the party.
But more importantly, Aja has made a truly scary film. It portrays a realistic and amiable family unit ó from Ted Levine to Emilie de Ravin to a barely recognizable Aaron (X2) Stanford - who are forced into animalistic and violent means to protect themselves. Itís a flurry of bullets, blood, pickaxes, brain matter and so much more."
Yep, we're definitely looking forward to this one...
The Hills Have Eyes stars Aaron Stanford, Vinessa Shaw, Kathleen Quinlan and Ted Levine.
Aaron Stanford plays Doug Wood, one of the members of the family who break down in the wilderness, while Vinessa Shaw plays his wife, Lynne. Kathleen (Event Horizon) Quinlan is cast in the role of Ethel Carter with Ted (Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs) Levine as her husband, Big Bob Carter.
When a family's trailer breaks down in the middle of the New Mexican desert, they soon find themselves preyed upon by a cannibalistic, feral group of people, victims of years of nuclear testing in the area....
18th Mar 05 'Golden Leg' Fung is a disgraced soccer star looking for a team to coach. 'Steel Leg' Sing is a young martial artist looking for an outlet through which to bring kung-fu back to the masses. Can you see where this is going?