29 November 2012

MGM to Remake The Town That Dreaded Sundown

It appears MGM is at it again. Fresh off the heels of the Carrie reboot, Variety is reporting that they are in the developing stages for a remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a film based on several unsolved Texarkana murders in 1946 believed to be linked to the Phantom Killer.

According to Variety "MGM had no comment but the Lion has been asking agents for possible takes from writers to reboot the Charles B. Pierce film."

MGM has been focused on reboots since it emerged from bankruptcy in early 2011 with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum as co-CEOs. Upcoming projects include Hercules and The Magnificent Seven.

Bad news for some who are a fan of the original but good news for those that feel movies from this era can benefit from the advances in technology.

Scream Factory announced back in October that 'Sundown' would be getting a DVD/Blu-Ray release some time in 2013. Check out their Facebook page for more information and until then, enjoy the original trailer below.

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