Back on December 14th, the LA Times published a story stating that filmmaker Breck Eisner had signed on to direct a remake of David Cronenberg's 1979 cult classic, The Brood. There was much hemming and hawing once this news broke, because Cronenberg is a genre icon and like Dario Argento, remaking his films seems pointless because it's the director who made the titles so uniquely compelling in the first place.

As it turns out, the reports of Eisner signing to direct the remake appear to have been premature. The director is currently doing press junkets for his re-imagining of George Romero's The Crazies-and when he sat down with SyFy he had this to say about his involvement with The Brood.

"I'm not signed on [The Brood], no. I was approached about the movie, and I'm just in discussions about it."

Eisner then added that while he's not officially attached, he's still very interested in the project. "I like the writer, Cory Goodman's, script," he says. "I'm a big fan of the original. I still have yet to decide if it's something I really want to be doing. Is it a movie for me? I'm still kind of soul-searching on that one."

The director is starting to cultivate a reputation as a horror remake filmmaker. Aside from this project and his completed updating of The Crazies, Eisner was also involved in the development of a remake of The Creature From the Black Lagoon. He's no longer attached to that film.

Get your first look at some of Eisner's work on February 26th when The Crazies infects theaters across the country.
CATEGORIES Movies, Horror