Transylvanian castles are definitely places to avoid.
The Keep--the 1983 film adaptation of the F. Paul Wilson novel–was not well-received by critics back in the day, but it looks like the horror story will get another shot with a remake from Greg Nicotero.
Nicotero–known to fans for his work on The Walking Dead and Shudder’s Creepshow–has been selected for the task of a reboot, and Wilson himself broke the news this week from his Twitter account. Check out his tweet on this page.
THE KEEP – 2 days ago, after a year and a half of lawyering between the "purchaser" and my side at ICM, I signed an option/purchase agreement with Greg Nicotero for the remake of The Keep. Greg is a longtime fan of the book and he's got the chops to do a worthy adaptation.
— F. Paul Wilson (@fpaulwilson) December 15, 2022
Wilson said he has signed an option/purchase agreement with Nicotero for the remake, calling the FX whiz/ director/producer a “longtime fan of the book. He’s got the chops to do a worthy adaptation.”
The original The Keep–written and directed by Michael Mann–had a troubled production and went through several cuts before Paramount Pictures released it in 1983 to mixed reviews.
The novel follows a Nazi SS extermination squad that’s dispatched to a small castle in Transylvania, where it finds “something that’s both powerful and terrifying, invisible and silent. The enemy selects one victim per night–leaving the bloodless and mutilated corpses behind,” according to the synopsis.
The Nazis bring in a local expert on folklore to shed some light on the mystery, but there is another visitor on the way–“a man awakened from a nightmare who sets out to meet his destiny.”
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on this remake of The Keep.