Some of you may no doubt recall a remake of Terror Train was announced by Lionsgate a ways back, set to star the lovely former A-list darling Thora Birch. Imaginatively rechristened Train, the project strangely morphed into a knockoff of Hostel 2, and was relegated to the shelf, where it remains to this day.
100% less Terror, 100% more backwards Rs!
And so ended hopes for a new Terror Train….until today.
The fine chaps over at Bloody Disgusting got a tipoff today that the Freefall Films official website listed none other than a true remake of the 1980 classic on their production slate. What’s more, filming is supposed to take place as early as this May!
The wild card here is director Alex Wright; a journeyman TV director, who does some writing and acting on the side, who’s filmography doesn’t particularly indicate someone with the chops to revamp a slasher classic (though for the record, he did write, uh, Wishmaster 3).
At least they got the storyline halfway right, as the official synopsis tells us….
Amy and her friend Stephanie are set for the ultimate party weekend: a Halloween fraternity bash aboard a moving train. But when a costumed psychopath starts killing the passengers one by one, it’s up to Amy to stop the murderer.
Will it shape up to be a fun-as-hell, largely respectful homage/comeback like My Bloody Valentine 3D? Or will it be pathetic, sub-Urban Legend dross like April Fools Day and Prom Night? Time will tell….but at least it looks better than the Train Thora took.