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Stuart Gordon on the Re-Animator Remake

Someone jumped the gun

Sifting through press notes often yields details on upcoming films. I read ‘em. It’s part of the job. And it was in the the notes for Rogue Pictures’ upcoming The Last House on the Left where I discovered details on the potential Re-Animator remake we reported on last weekend.

The news came via a career bio on executive producer Ray Haboush. Most mini-bios for press notes need to be approved by the talent before they go to print; so keeping that in mind, we presumed the Re-Animator redo news was solid enough for an announcement. But it appears someone jumped the gun.

Last night, I caught up to original Re-Animator helmer Stuart Gordon who admitted to seeing the news break and being confused, especially after getting off the phone with producer Brian Yuzna. “I contacted Brian and he didn’t know anything about it. I said, ‘What’s going with the remake?’ And he asked, what remake?”

So, is a Re-Animator remake in 3-D wishful thinking on Haboush’s part? A way to draw some attention? It generated from somewhere in his camp. We’ll see what we can dig up. For now, rest easy. It doesn’t look like this remake is going to happen any time soon.

Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor