Elijah Wood has signed on to star in the remake of gory 80's cult thriller 'Maniac' says Sky News.
Wood will play a New York City serial killer named Zito who seeks revenge for his abusive upbringing by stalking, killing and scalping various young women.
He begins a relationship with a beautiful photographer named Anne, but his vile compulsions remain. Nora Arnezeder ("Safe House") has already been cast as Anna.
Franck Khalfoun ("P2") directs from a script by Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur ("Piranha 3D"). Wood will shoot the role after he wraps his work on "The Hobbit".