Wow, what does Darren Lynn Bousman's mom get for her special day? News that her son is remaking Charles Kaufman's Mother's Day,
a 1980 exploitation horror flick from Troma that follows the hilarious misadventures of two brothers whose mom likes to watch them rape and murder women. Wait, did I say hilarious? Sorry, I meant icky and effed up. (But that doesn't mean I'm not going to Netflix it.) And no, it's not an existential and tripped-out treatise on love and mortality a la Charlie Kaufman. Charles
Kaufman wrote and directed Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters,
directed and produced Sextasy,
and wrote Squeeze Play.
He also has uncredited roles in Mother's Day
as a cocaine addict and Squeeze Play
as "Man with Popcorn in his Nose."
Bousman is famous for writing and directing Saw II,
and directing Saw III
and Saw IV,
as well as Repo! The Genetic Opera,
which offered Paris Hilton the best film role of her career.
According to the Hollywood Reporter,
Genre Co.'s Richard Saperstein said, "The remake will be timely, reflecting today's foreclosures and tough economic times." So instead of raping women in the woods, her "boys" will be raping sub-prime mortgage lenders?
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman obviously approves, as does Charles Kaufman, as they've both joined the project as executive producers.
The film is slated for a 2010 release -- just in time for Mother's Day. Better than 1-800-Flowers!