Just what is it with Rumer Willis and sororities? A few scant weeks after the release of the sorority comedy, The House Bunny, Shock Till You Drop reports the budding actress has signed to star in a remake of the '80s horror flick, The House on Sorority Row. According to Shock, Summit Entertainment has signed Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets) and Willis to star in the spooky update.

The original flick was released back in 1983, and was written and directed by Marc Ronsom. The story centered on a group of sorority sisters whose prank on their 'den-mother' ends with murder. But, our party gals are loathe to give up their fun and come up with the brilliant idea of stuffing the body out of sight. When 'sisters' start turning up dead, it doesn't take much for them to figure out that all is not right on Sorority row.

Josh Stolberg (Good Luck Chuck) and Pete Goldfinger are updating the script, and Stewart Hendler has signed to direct. Hendler only has one other feature film credit to his name, and unfortunately it was a straight-to-DVD affair. But, it's not all bad news for fans of '80s horror; according to Stolberg, the Sorority remake will be avoiding the pitfalls of the recent crop of 'PG-13 horror'. He writes, "Summit changed their minds and we are full-steam ahead on the R-rated version, I can't tell you what a relief this is from a creative sense. Everything is going back in. As I've mentioned before, we're not out to make torture porn and this still isn't going to be an explicit exploitation picture - but it's nice to be able to write a horror movie the way it should be." Amen to that brother.

Sorority Row will begin shooting in October, and should arrive in theaters later this year.
categories Movies, Cinematical