Having just tackled a remake with last year’s “Let Me In”, filmmaker Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”) is about to do a new version of another genre classic – John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi cult classic “They Live” says Heat Vision.
Reeves will write and direct a new adaptation of Ray Nelson’s short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning” upon which “They Live” was based. The story deals with one man’s sudden discovery that aliens walk among us with the populous unaware of their presence.
Carpenter’s film was famous for its use of sunglasses which allowed wearers to see which humans were really aliens, its social satire of 80’s consumerism, and the extended mano-e-mano fight between Roddy Piper and Keith David that wasn’t exactly simulated.
Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are producing the film which will be released through Universal Pictures.