IFC MIDNIGHT ACQUIRES ALL NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR MANIAC REMAKE

Source: Bloody Disgusting:

IFC Midnight has acquired all North American rights to director Franck Khalfoun’s thriller MANIAC, which stars Elijah Wood as a serial killer, Variety reports. The pic premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Written by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, MANIAC is a reboot of director William Lustig’s 1980 cult pic of the same name.

Thomas Langmann, Aja, Levasseur and Lustig produced the Maniac reboot, while Antoine de Cazotte, Daniel Delume, Andrew W. Garroni, Pavlina Hatoupis and Alix Taylor exec produced.

SYNOPSIS:

MANIAC stars Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and Nora Arnezeder (SAFE HOUSE). In the film, Wood plays the role of a serial killer who works at a shop that sells antique mannequins. Finding victims on the Internet, he stalks them like prey, all while suffering from hallucinations that throw him back into the past, when he was abused by his own mother. In his twisted mind, he gains a measure of revenge against his mother with each kill.

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