Warner Bros. Planning Remake Of Cult Favorite ‘The Hunger’

by Thomas Tuna

The sleek and sexy horror classic The Hunger is getting a 21st-Century facelift from Warner Bros.

And it looks like the remake will be in good hands. Angela Robinson (True Blood) is in final talks to direct the film, according to Deadline, from a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (American Horror Story).

The movie will be produced by Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, with Mike McGrath on board as executive producer.

Hopefully, this remake will work out better than the last time Warner Bros. went this route with The Hunger. The studio announced plans to reboot the film back in 2009–with such names as Anya Taylor Joy and Jennifer Lawrence tossed around–but nothing came of it. No details on production or casting for this remake have been announced at this time.

The original 1983 The Hunger–the directorial debut for Tony Scott from a screenplay by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas–starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. The groundbreaking special effects for the film were provided by Dick Smith of The Exorcist fame.

The movie follows Miriam (Deneuve), the last of a race of vampires, who promises her lovers immortality through injections of her blood. Instead, they age rapidly, descending into an eternally undead state. When her lover John (Bowie) begins to age, Miriam seeks the help of a scientist (Sarandon) to find a cure. What results is a bizarre love triangle of sex, betrayal and suspense.

The original movie–adapted from a 1981 novel by Whitley Strieber–was met with mixed reviews, but has attained cult status through the years. It earned $10.2 million at the box office, and even spawned a short-lived TV series.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on this remake of The Hunger.

 

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