Last House Gets First Director

Dennis Iliadis (“Hardcore”) is in negotiations to direct Rogue Pictures’ remake of the 1972 horror flick “The Last House on the Left.”

Adam Alleca (“Home”) has been hired to rewrite the script, which tells the story of a pair of teen girls who are kidnapped, raped and murdered by a gang of thugs.

The killers unwittingly seek refuge in the home of one of the victim’s parents. When they learn what their guests did, they exact revenge.

Wes Craven, who wrote and directed the original, is producing the remake with partners Marianne Maddalena and Sean S. Cunningham.

The aim is to do a remake that’s loyal to the original, but aim for a more realistic tone than the original video nasty – most notably the exaggerated killers.

The original remains banned in several countries. Scribe Alleca previously approached Craven about remaking his 1991 effort “The People Under the Stairs.”

Shooting begins on ‘Left’ sometime next year.