I'm always willing to give a remake the benefit of the doubt, even if it's a remake of an already fine film. That said, if you haven't already seen George A. Romero's 1973 film and you'd like to go into Breck Eisner's remake of The Crazies with as blank a slate as possible, you'd do well to not watch this trailer for the upcoming title from Overture Films starring Radha Mitchell (yay, Silent Hill!), Joe Anderson (yay, The Ruins!), Danielle Panabaker (yay, F13 Remake!), and Timothy Olyphant (yay, "Deadwood"!).

Don't get me wrong, Eisner's take on Romero's story of paranoia and loss of control looks to have nailed the eeriness that spreads across a small town in the Mid-West, but the trailer is a bit on the showy side, I think. I'm all for offering a glimpse of a money-shot or two, but even a lazy eye could piece together the majority of the film from these 2 minutes and 29 seconds.

But for those of us who have seen Romero's The Crazies, or for those who just don't care about out-of-context spoilers, click over to Apple for HD varieties or scroll on down for a glossy embed and then let us know what you think of the Hollywood upscale Eisner and The Machinist screenwriter Scott Kosar have given the material.
categories Horror