Assigned to the adaptation/directorial duties is Gideon Raff, while the whole Nu Image squad will be on board as producers. Production will begin later this year in Bulgaria, which is the sort of country Nu Image loves to shoot in. The studio's premiere titles include Mansquito, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon, Octopus 2: River of Fear and Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep. For those who don't watch early-'80s horror flicks three times a week, I'm happy to remind you that Terror Train is about a bunch of college students who throw a New Year's Eve costume party on board a moving train ... only there's a raving psycho on the loose who aims to kill everyone. I'm sure the Nu Image guys won't have any trouble adhering to such a complicated plot structure. (For a full and hilarious list of the Nu Image titles, please click right here.)
Interesting trivia regarding the original Terror Train: It was the first feature from Canadian filmmaker Roger Spottiswoode, a man who would go on to direct films both very entertaining (Under Fire, The Best of Times, Shoot to Kill) and very painful (Turner & Hooch, Air America, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot). He also got to direct one of the James Bond movies, only it was Tomorrow Never Dies, which makes the credit a lot less impressive. Also, Terror Train does indeed feature a very bizarre acting performance from master illusionist (and weirdo) David Copperfield. You'll just have to rent the movie to appreciate it.