Reboot Of ’80s ‘Night Of The Comet’ Is “Still Kicking”

by Thomas Tuna

This one has been circling the Earth for a long time.

A remake of Night of the Comet--the 1984 lighthearted horror-s/f mashup–has been on the drawing board since 2018, and the notion is still in a “weird limbo”, but alive, according to a report on Slash Film.

Roxanne Benjamin (There’s Something Wrong with the Children) reportedly has been toiling away on the reboot project for years now for Orion Pictures, and the filmmaker has finally dropped a few crumbs about the film-in-the-works.

The feature is “still alive,” Benjamin recently said. “Just not in the same iteration. But it’s still kicking. It’s gone through a lot of different hands, but it’s still out there.”

Following up on that vague revelation, Benjamin added “there’s other stuff going on with it. Orion’s original features division stopped being active a couple of years ago, and the original script I wrote was part of that group.”

So now, she said, the project is “in that weird limbo. It’s in this entity–it’s a bunch of business affairs stuff.” Sounds clear as mud to us.

The original Night of the Comet--written and directed by Thom Eberhardt–stars Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Beltran and Kelli Maroney as survivors of a comet collision that has turned most people into either dust–or zombies. A box office hit, the film earned $14.4 million domestically on a budget of just $700,000.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on the reboot on Night of the Comet.


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