‘One Cut of the Dead’ Gets Remake Treatment

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The Japanese zombie comedy film One Cut of the Dead is going to be turned into an English-Language remake. 

Variety is reporting that American producer Patrick Cunningham, whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and Starlet, is shepherding the remake.  No distributor has been announced for the project, which is still in the planning stages. 

Although One Cut of the Dead, which was originally released in November of 2017, is a largely unknown film in North America, the film was a commercial and critical hit in Japan. 

One Cut of the Dead tells the story of a zombie invasion that terrorizes a low-budget film shoot.  No director or screenwriter has yet been attached to the remake of the original film, which was directed by Shinichiro Ueda. 

The original film had its premiere at the Yubari festival in March of last year.  Since then, One Cut of the Dead has grossed $26.3 million in Japan alone, which was a staggering return compared to the film’s miniscule $27,000 production budget. 

Cunningham says that the English-language remake will be shot in the United States on a “fairly small” budget.  No release date has been announced. 

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David Grove is an author, journalist and a produced screenwriter from Vancouver. He’s the author of the books Making Friday the 13th, Fantastic 4: The Making of the Movie, Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen, On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th, and Jan-Michael Vincent: Edge of Greatness.