Another Amityville Horror Reboot?
12.02.09 by BrentJS
The current trend in Hollywood to "reimagine" or "reboot" a movie franchise rather than create a sequel continues. This time, it's a horror movie that has already been rebooted in recent years. The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films, according to Bloody Disgusting, are planning on rebooting The Amityville Horror less than five years after producer Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes reimagined the 1979 original.
Based on the 1977 book The Amityville Horror: A True Story by Jay Anson, the original movie starred James Brolin and Margot Kidder as newlyweds who are driven out of their house in Amityville, New York, by evil entities from beyond the grave. The 2005 version starred Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George and was marketed by MGM as being based on new information about the supposedly true events.
Other than the news that an unspecified director may already be in talks to direct the reboot, there's no other information about the project. MGM, which is currently in the midst of a financial crisis, retains certain rights to The Amityville Horror and had been planning on developing a related project, The Amityville Tapes.