The science fiction horror comedy movie we all love is returning with a remake after thirty five years!
Who remembers the Catherine Mary Stewart starrer badass zombie movie? The one which is a must-watch Halloween flick? Well, Night of the Comet, the science fiction horror comedy which was released in 1984 is returning and so is the creepy comet! After thirty-five years, the haunted comet which turns people into zombies or dust will be spotted again causing utter chaos. Night of the Comet grossed more than twice the amount it was made of. In fact, over the years, the fanbase of the movie has only increased and it has emerged as a cult classic and a horror gem.
The iconic movie which inspired the legendary show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is now being remade and getting a reboot. According to DreadCentral, the remake is not only in works but the script has already been penned down! Roxanne Benjamin, famous for Southbound, who made her directorial debut at the SXSW Fest this year has written down the madness the comet will bring in the reboot and has spilled some details about the upcoming movie.
“I actually turned it in already. It’s already done. I like making girl buddy movies. I’m really drawn to female relationships and the complexity of female relationships, and how they change. And how their interactions can be both, we’re like terrible to each other and then we’re loving to each other at the same time. I don’t know. It’s very complex, female relationships throughout your life," she told MovieWeb in an interview.
"So that’s just fascinating to me, in terms of how that works within a horror or genre setting, and I don’t feel like we get that much out of our genre. It’s always, it’s the trope. It’s the final girl. It’s one girl on her own. Obviously [Body at Brighton Rock] has one girl, so I can’t knock those kinds of movies, but that relationship in a scenario of the end of the world is fascinating to me. And I love the movie, the first movie," she added.
"There are so many great one-liners in that movie. The visuals are amazing and for a B horror movie of the time, I’m always shocked when people don’t know about it, or haven’t heard of it. It’s very confusing to me because it’s like you said you’d never heard of Weekend at Bernie’s or something. I mean, most people have heard of that, right? It’s not just me. I’m very excited about the prospect of that becoming a real thing.” We certainly would love to see the classic in modern visuals, too!
In the original movie, a comet crashes in California and only two teen sisters survive it. So like very reasonable ladies, they run out to shopping, which is honestly what I would do, but then they realize that they are not alone and come across creepy rotting zombies and they deal with them in their own powerful way. The cast and the director of the movie have not been revealed but people are speculating that Benjamin would direct the movie as well.
"That's the hope. I mean, I would love to direct it. I love that movie. And I wrote it in code so if they want the code, they'll have to let me direct it," she added. "After a rare comet sighting, teen sisters Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and Samantha (Kelli Maroney) find that they’re among the only survivors of a zombie attack. The girls partner with another survivor, Hector (Robert Beltran), but as they try to avoid the zombies, they’re sought by scientists who want to experiment on their bodies in the hope of finding an antidote. Dodging both the doctors and the undead, they keep moving in the hope that they can continue to stay alive," reads the synopsis of the first movie. Do you think a reboot is a good idea?