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The Crazies remake trailer online

TheCrazies_Poster.jpgThe trailer for the remake of The Crazies has appeared online and in high definition too, and I've just watched it and it almost blew me away. Seriously, it's that good.

There's one tiny flaw, the choice of musical track is one that is so recognisable and is connected to another film that it's just not worth trying to break it free of. Apart from that it looks superb and pretty damned scary.

I think I could throw in some other words like intense, but there's no real need. Suffice to say the trailer for The Crazies remake looks fantastic.

The original The Crazies is from 1973 and was co-written and directed by George A. Romero, you might remember the scene with the knitting needles from it, I certainly do, and it told the story that the remake from director Breck Eisner and writer Scott Kosar is going to tackle.

The Crazies tells the story of a small town in Iowa that starts to experience a strange occurrence on its locals. Slowly they are going mad and murdering each other, and there seems little to do to stop it. That's when the military is called in and cordons off the town, sweeping through it and “sanitising” it.

Eisner's biggest film to date has been Sahara, but he has The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Flash Gordon in development, both remakes if you didn't know. Kosar is another fan of remakes having written The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror, as well as the non-remake of The Machinist.

Cast wise there's Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell in the leads with some good actors to back them up.

So that's a nice line-up, although some might point out the director isn't too strong and there's a lot of remakes in that list, but then this is a remake, and they've not done too badly so far, so why not try it again?

I wasn't convinced, until I saw the trailer, and now I'm wondering if they've pulled it off. Enough, head over to Apple Trailers [P:S:M:L:480p:720p:1080p] through QuietEarth and see the trailer in all its glory.

I really like how they've opened the trailer and how it builds throughout, especially focusing on the one character to show the changes he undergoes.

If I have a concern, a real concern because the music will be changed before the film no doubt, it's that they're going to end up a little too much like zombies at the end of it. We shall see though, everything else points to some strong horror.



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