Man, the remake-makers are really digging through the bottom-shelf horror titles these days, aren't they? (When's the Hell Night remake coming out already?) And what's up with the current rash of Jamie Lee Curtis remakes anyway? Between Halloween, The Fog, Prom Night and the just-announced remake of Terror Train, the gal's entire back catalog is about to get a new coat of paint. (Someone tell Richard Franklin to keep his phone handy; his Road Games is absolutely guaranteed to be remade soon.) Yes, aged horror fans, you read that right: Someone, namely Nu Image Films, is about to remake the 1980 slasher flick Terror Train. Yep, the one with David Copperfield in it.

Assigned to the adaptation/directorial duties is Gideon Raff, while the whole Nu Image squad will be on board as producers. Production will begin later this year in Bulgaria, which is the sort of country Nu Image loves to shoot in. The studio's premiere titles include Mansquito, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon, Octopus 2: River of Fear and Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep. For those who don't watch early-'80s horror flicks three times a week, I'm happy to remind you that Terror Train is about a bunch of college students who throw a New Year's Eve costume party on board a moving train ... only there's a raving psycho on the loose who aims to kill everyone. I'm sure the Nu Image guys won't have any trouble adhering to such a complicated plot structure. (For a full and hilarious list of the Nu Image titles, please click right here.)

Interesting trivia regarding the original Terror Train: It was the first feature from Canadian filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, a man who would go on to direct films both very entertaining (Under Fire, The Best of Times, Shoot to Kill) and very painful (Turner & Hooch, Air America, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot). He also got to direct one of the James Bond movies, only it was Tomorrow Never Dies, which makes the credit a lot less impressive. Also, Terror Train does indeed feature a very bizarre acting performance from master illusionist (and weirdo) David Copperfield. You'll just have to rent the movie to appreciate it.
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