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Maniac Cop Remake Is Still On, Tone Is Different from Original

Maniac Cop Remake Is Still On, Tone Is Different from Original

Rumors of the Maniac Cop remake's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Filmmaker John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Regeneration) was tapped in 2016 to breathe new life into the 1988 genre classic. However, franchise creator Larry Cohen poured some cold water on the situation when he insisted that the movie wasn't happening anymore. Now, Hyams is saying that it's still very much alive and will be totally different than the original.

John Hyams was recently a guest on the Movie Crypt podcast. During the course of the conversation, the topic turned to his Maniac Cop remake. Hyams was not only very confident that the project is still going to move forward, with Nicolas Winding Refn producing via his Space Rocket Nation production company, but that this would be a unique take on the material. Here's what John Hyams had to say about it.

"It will be a completely different thing tonally. I think that's why I was hired.

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