After mentioning yesterday that this was the year for remakes, it’s been announced that another one is on it’s way in the form of 1997 psychological paradox Cube. Before Lionsgate stormed the film industry and claimed their reigning title, they were a small company releasing straight to video independent titles, including the original square of screams.
Directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice), the cult film became widely popular and gave way to two sequels Cube: Hypercube and Cube Zero. The science fiction horror films are set to be directed by newcomer Saman Kesh, who is best known for his short Controller, a sci-fi thriller, so we know he’s adequate in that department.
Roy Lee (The Grudge) will be producing Cubed alongside Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and with talent like these two; we’re hoping this remake will have the right balance of horror and artificial intelligence. Phil Gawthorne (Modern Life Is Rubbish) will be writing the script based from Kesh’s original take on the perplexing maze.
Seven complete strangers awake to find themselves in a labyrinth of terrors that consists of cubic cells all lined with some form of twisted puzzle. The characters all have their own set of skills that could potentially get them out of the nightmare, but are they all as trustworthy as they say and can they solve the ultimate rubix cube?
Words: Zoe Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)