CATEGORIES Horror, Thrillers, Deals, MGM, Home Entertainment, Remakes and Sequels, Features, Movie News, CinematicalI guess if you wait long enough, eventually every movie is going to get remade. Variety reports that MGM has partnered with Hyde Park Entertainment for a direct-to-DVD remake of Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill. So far, there has been no mention of a director or cast, but MGM has hired Rick Alexander to write the script. Alexander is also producing the Conan The Barbarian remake with Warner Bros. This is just one of the many projects that MGM has planned for the DVD market; the deal with Hyde Park calls for at least 12 remakes of popular TV and film titles.
Like most De Palma films, Dressed to Kill was an ode to Alfred Hitchcock, and Psycho in particular. Right down to an extended shower scene and the somewhat comical transvestism. The film starred Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, and Nancy Allen with a story that centered on a prostitute (Allen) who is an eye-witness and a prime suspect for the murder of a bored housewife (Dickinson). Throw in Caine as a campy psychiatrist and you have the makings of another over-the-top De Palma classic. Both Caine and De Palma even managed to earn Golden Raspberry nominations, and believe me, there was some pretty tough competition that year. De Palma is reportedly still in talks to direct the prequel to his film The Untouchables; maybe if he's feeling nostalgic enough he could help out on Dressed while he's at it.