Vincenzo Natali's bizarre 1997 indie horror movie, Cube, is getting repackaged and boxed up for a full remake by Lionsgate. The story documents the plight of a group of seemingly random strangers attempting to escape the diabolical design of an enormous, booby-trapped cube without being gassed, burnt or diced to pieces by lethal razor wire. Built by a clandestine government organization, the torturous maze-like cube is constantly realigning itself in a pattern of shifts that defy simple understanding. Survivors must work together to discover the sadistic secrets of this hellish device or die trying. Its Twilight Zone pedigree, fresh premise and ingenious set design made this micro-budget ($350,000) Canadian production into a cult classic among hardcore horror fans and spawned a 2002 sequel, Cube 2: Hypercube, and a decent 2004 prequel, Cube Zero.
Here's the trailer for the original Cube to resurrect those feelings of extreme paranoia:
Directed by Saman Kesh (Controller) from his updated script pitch, Lionsgate's new Cubed is described as a reimagining of Natali's classic and a sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the dawn of a new digital race. Roy Lee (The Lego Movie) is assigned producer duties alongside Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts.
Do you think Cube deserves a big-budget retooling, or are you already formulating an exit strategy?
(Via Dread Central)