Universal Looks To Remake Cult Horror Film ‘The Mole People’

by Thomas Tuna

Don’t look down–they’re coming back.

Universal Pictures will expand its “monstrous” film library with a remake of the 1956 horror pic The Mole People, according to a report on Deadline.

The studio has lined up Chris Winterbauer (Moonshot) as screenwriter, and is looking for a suitable director. The film will be produced by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Dave Alpert. No production schedule or release window has been announced at this early stage.

In the remake, a woman travels to a strange town to rescue her grandchildren from their father, but she must first “fight through hell in the underground tunnels where the Mole People live,” according to the synopsis.

The original The Mole People–directed by Virgil W. Vogel from a screenplay by Laszlo Gorog–follows archaeologists who stumble into the underground lair of a race of beings dwelling in darkness who can see in low light and who have no pigmentation. Naturally, the high priest of the Mole People resents the intrusion and wants to destroy the interlopers.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this remake of The Mole People.


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