Writer-director Gideon Raff (“The Killing Floor”) is set to write and direct a remake of the 1980 Jamie Lee Curtis horror classic “Terror Train” for Nu Image.
The new film will revolve around a group of American college athletes who find themselves on a dangerous train in Europe reports Reuters.
The original thriller was helmed by Roger Spottiswoode (“Tomorrow Never Dies”, “48 Hrs.”) and setup the scenario that a failed fraternity prank sent one of their fellow students to a mental institute. Three years later they celebrate graduation by having a costume party on board a train, which allows for the killer to stalk and kill them off one-by-one using the costumes of the victims.
David Copperfield had a memorable appearance as a magician doing tricks to entertain the students (and became a prime suspect). The eventual twist reveal however is unlikely to be repeated as high-definition filming would render it easy to guess right from the start.
Shooting begins this summer in Bulgaria.