THE BROOD remake might have its director

GATW Guest Writer

by:
December 16th, 2009

the brood

Add this one to the long list of movies Hollywood is remaking because it has run out of fresh ideas. This time, it's director David Cronenberg's classic horror film THE BROOD from 1979. Breck Eisner, who was on track to direct the CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON remake before stepping down earlier this year, has been linked to the project.

THE BROOD marks Cronenberg's first big hit, as well as Howard Shore's first major score. The movie deals with a psychotherapist who tells his patients to act out on their negative emotions so that their bodies will change physically. It eventually causes a woman to asexually reproduce, giving birth to mutant kids who are psychically affected by her emotions.

I'm not sure if it's merely happenstance or if Breck Eisner is directing these horror remakes on purpose. Currently he is working on THE CRAZIES, a remake of the George Romero film. Only time will tell if this career strategy will work. He certainly can't do worse than his last film, SAHARA (also a remake), which tanked at the box office.

Source LA Times

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • http://www.killerfilm.com/articles/read/the-brood-on-the-remake-slab-20784 The Brood on the remake slab | KillerFilm

    [...] away from Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon and did so for this upcoming feature. Gordon and the Whale reports that Eisner will be directing this 1979 [...]

  • http://business-intelligence.wisdomaboutbusiness.com/sybase-iq-15-1-delivers-top-performance-results-for-enterprise/ Sybase IQ 15.1 Delivers Top Performance Results for Enterprise … | Business Intelligence Wisdom

    [...] gordonandthewhale.com » Blog Archive » THE BROOD remake might have … [...]

  • http://registry-mechanic-1.onsugar.com/Reviews-Registry-Fix-Software-programs---Consider-Look-10217365 registry mechanic reviews

    I’m intrigued by it; it’s one of those things that could go either way.

  • http://www.brokeplanet.com Sell Tera Account

    I hope you have a good day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

  • http://www.minimumwagejobs.org Minimum Wage Job

    I hope you have a good day! Very good article, well written and very thought out. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

  • http://www.nubybottles.com Nuby

    Thanks for taking the time to write that, I found it very interesting. If you get a chance you should visit my blog as well. I hope you have a nice day!

  • http://www.best-registrycleaner.net Best Registry Cleaner

    THE BROOD marks Cronenberg’s first big hit.

  • http://www.best-registrycleaner.net Best Registry Cleaner

    THE BROOD marks Cronenberg’s first big hit.

  • http://www.best-registrycleaner.net Best Registry Cleaner

    THE BROOD marks Cronenberg’s first big hit.

  • Recent Post