Overture Films will produce and distribute a remake of the 1973 George Romero pic “The Crazies” says Variety.
“Crazies” revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply.
Breck Eisner (“Sahara”) will helm from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce, and Romero will serve as executive producer.
Production is set to begin early next year.