Warner Bros introduced that they are going to be sinking their enamel right into a remake of The Hunger, an 80’s erotic vampire cult traditional starring the late singer, David Bowie. The unique erotic story of the undead, which was directed by Tony Scott, co-starred Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve, was launched in 1983 and have become an on the spot cult traditional on account of its lavish, stylized look in a time when Gothic trend and existence have been simply beginning to come to the fore. The film was primarily based on a Whitley Strieber novel of the identical title, though it was a really unfastened adaptation.
Whereas nonetheless in very early levels, Deadline reported that Angela Robinson, director of D.E.B.S. (and isn’t any stranger to blood-sucking fiends as director on an episode of True Blood)- in addition to executively producing and writing for the sequence) is near signing on to helm the film, whereas American Horror Story scribe Jessica Sharzer is on board as author.
The unique story centred on Miriam Blaylock, performed by Deneuve, because the final vampire in a race that had survived millennia by drinking the blood of an countless stream of victims. Whereas trying to offer immortality to her lovers, the bloodsucker regularly fails to stop their getting older and sees them spiral into an undead state of dwelling. When her newest lover begins to get older, she finds a blood scientist to assist her good her present of endless youth.
Whether or not the brand new remake of this Tony Scott traditional decides to broaden upon the usage of the unique novel, or just takes its lead from the film stays to be seen, however as with most remakes there can be loads of questions of whether or not it’s wanted. In the event that they resolve to delve additional into the novel, then it might be argued that whereas the unique model will nonetheless maintain a spot in lots of bleeding hearts, this could even be a richer and extra fulfilling adaptation for these accustomed to the Strieber textual content.
The unique film was anticipated to spawn no less than one sequel, with an open-ending being compelled into the film by the studio, however with a heap of criticism round plot and pacing and regardless of its distinctive visuals, which Bowie mentioned have been “like nothing else on the market” on the time, the choice for a second outing by no means happened.
Regardless of this, the film was capable of develop into in style with the rise of Goth culture, and in addition serves as inspiration for the late 90s sequence of the identical title. The sequence, created by Jeff Fazio, was linked to the film solely by its themes of obsession, lust and the supernatural, but additionally featured two episodes direct by Scott, in addition to appearances by Bowie as every episode’s “host” throughout its second and closing season.
Information of the remake comes scorching on the heels of reports of a new Pet Sematary sequel heading into manufacturing, proving that whereas new concepts within the horror style are arduous to come back by, there’s at all times one thing previous that may be dug up and given a brand new life.
How will this latest remake fare? The Starvation already has a big following, partially all the way down to the involvement of the a lot missed David Bowie, and similar to the announcement of an upcoming sequel to Labyrinth within the works, something that replaces the singer’ unique character interpretation wants to organize to take some harsh comparability criticism if not achieved good. This information originated at Deadline.