With The Omen doing big business on its opening Tuesday, and the new versions of Pulse, Black Christmas, and The Wicker Man just around the corner, the Horror Remake Wave doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. (Patience, horror purists: it WILL die down eventually.) And now comes word from Fangoria's Weekend of Horror convention that screenwriter Peter Filardi (Flatliners, The Craft) has his thumb wedged into a whole bunch of remakes, adaptations, and "re-imaginings."

Mr. Filardi will apparently be adapting Stephen King's Itfor a second TV mini-series, which is fine by me because, unlike lots of horror fans, I think the original It mini-series is actually kinda lame. (Sorry!) The writer also plans to shape Whitley Streiber's The Wolfen into a movie, which seems a little redundant since Mike Wadleigh already did that back in 1981. (Again, Wolfen is only a so-so werewolf flick, so maybe a remake isn't such a rotten idea...)

Last (and most intriguing) is Filardi's plan to turn Clive Barker's Coldheart Canyon into a movie ... or a TV movie. Anyway, expect to be hearing a lot from this Filardi guy in the next few years. (He also penned an episode of Nightmares & Dreamscapes, which hits the airwaves in July.)
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