Cujo Remake In The Works – And Its First Teaser Video Is Here Already

It’s been 30 years since Stephen King‘s killer dog novel Cujo was adapted into a slightly batty, put apparently pretty successful, motion picture. To mark* the anniversary, the first film’s production company have announced that they’re backing a do-over.

The following marketing video has been online since January, but I didn’t see it until Dread Central flagged it up this evening.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwzb1n

Here’s the full text from the end of video crawl.

Lang Elliott, President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc., announced that Sunn plans to produce the remake of Cujo this year representing the 30th Anniversary since Sunn produced and distributed the original Cujo motion picture in 1983, based upon Stephen King’s novel. The 1983 version was highly successful at the worldwide box-office and, compared with today’s inflation and higher ticket prices, the box-office would be well over $225 million even without ancillary sales (i.e., DVD, cable, free television, pay-per-view, etc.).

Cujo is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton’s car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal Cujo reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly Cujo charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll. Cujo’s powerful state of insanity and violence await.

This would appear to be pending some cash investment, and I image Sunn Classic took the project to Berlin and will next month take it to Cannes in pursuit of backers. I’d be surprised if somebody doesn’t get the chequebook out, mind. Stephen King is certainly still a name.

If you’ve seen the original Cujo and are looking for another ‘horrific dog story’, I would recommend Sam Fuller’s White Dog. It’s better made than Cujo, it has more on its mind, and ultimately, it’s more horrifying. The Criterion DVD is pretty nifty too.

*Exploit.

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