There is no doubt that an Elijah Wood led remake of the 1980 B-movie cult horror flick "Maniac" is an enticing prospect. Granted, it's coming from the guy who made the parking lot thriller "P2" and the movie no saw, "Wrong Turn At Tahoe," but Wood getting splattered in blood and carving up some people is certainly a far step away from Frodo. It's just too bad the results seem to be a bit uninspired.
Looking like a first person shooter and a rip off of "Drive" all at the same time (in 2013 can we kill the '80s flavored electro music set against urban backdrops?), in this first six minutes of the movie, we see Wood seek out his prey and make his first kill. To be fair, it's pretty handsomely lensed, but it also feels a bit like a video game in a way as well. But then again, my opinion fares quite different from Playlist writer Drew, who saw the movie earlier this year and liked it quite a bit.
No release date yet, but "Maniac" arrives sometime in 2013. Watch below. [MovieBox]