Hyams, Refn Team On “Maniac Cop” Remake

John Hyams (“Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning”) is on board to direct the remake of the classic cult film “Maniac Cop”.

Ed Brubaker is penning the script for the project which, though originally tipped to be a prequel, is now looking to be a straight up reboot.

The story follows a murderous ex-cop who returns from the dead, chased by his former co-workers. Robert Z’Dar, Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins and Richard Roundtree starred in the original.

“Drive” helmer Nicolas Winding Refn is slated to produce the new version.

Source: The Playlist