Remake of THE SWARM In Development
After the success of Piranha 3D Hollywood is looking to remake another cult classic. Brought to you from producers Roy Lee (The Ring) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity) THE SWARM is looking for writers to bring the 1978 B-Movie back to life.
The original film follows a scientist that studies insects (Michael Caine) who learns that killer bees from South America have been forming massive swarms. At first, he tries to stop the military from killing the insects so as not to disturb the balance of nature… eventually he teams up with them to stop the bees from reaching Houston.
The Swarm failed HORRIBLY as the box office (and Caine won’t even own up to it), but has a big following in horror circles primarily due to it’s impressive cast: Katharine Ross, Richard Chamberlain, Henry Fonda, Patty Duke, and Fred MacMurray (in his final role) just to name a few.
The Swarm remake has award winning commercials director Ash Bolland signed to helm the project, and writers are expected to be hired within the month.
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