It’s a day ending in y, meaning that it’s time to tell the iHorror faithful about yet another cult classic horror film being remade, although in this case it’s a sci-fi/horror mash-up. Released in the olden days of 1997, Cube was the feature directorial debut of Vincenzo Natali, who would go on to helm films like Splice and episodes of NBC’s critically acclaimed horror/drama Hannibal.
Cube’s plot was simple, yet clever. Seven strangers wake up trapped inside a seemingly endless maze of nearly identical, cube-shaped rooms, with zero memory of how they got there or why. Despite clashing personalities, this ragtag group must work together to solve the puzzle they’ve found themselves trapped inside and ultimately find a way out. Making this difficult is the fact that many rooms come equipped with horrific booby traps meant to kill or maim anyone that makes a wrong move. You may recognize this type of plot from the dozens of films that have since fully or partially ripped it off.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate is now developing a Cube remake entitled Cubed. Up-and-coming Iranian-American director Saman Kesh is already attached to the project, and got the gig after impressing movie industry bigwigs with a sci-fi short film called Controller. The basic premise is said to be remaining the same, although the particulars are being given a more modern reworking. Here’s hoping that this turns out better than lackluster sequels Cube 2: Hypercube and Cube Zero.