Some franchises will never die. They just multiply.
The last time audiences got to see an Amityville Horror movie in theaters was the 2005 remake starring Ryan Reynolds and Melissa George. Now two Amityvilles will be arriving in 2012.
Dimension and Miramax will release The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes first on January 27, 2012. The two studios announced the project over the weekend at the Cannes Film Festival, HitFix reports. According to the press release, The Lost Tapes is a "found footage" horror movie that follows "an ambitious female television news intern, on the verge of breaking the most famous haunted house case in the world, leading a team of journalists, clergymen, and paranormal researchers into an investigation of the bizarre events that will come to be known as 'The Amityville Horror' ... only to unwittingly open a door to the unreal that she may never be able to close." the Legacy continues >> Posted 05.16.11 by Ryan
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. Posted 12.02.09 by BrentJS