Contrary to a story in the Los Angeles Times, Crazies director Breck Eisner said it's not a done deal yet for him to do a remake of David Cronenberg's gruesome cult horror movie The Brood.
"I'm not signed on [The Brood], no," Eisner confirmed to us on Thursday. "I was approached about the movie, and I'm just in discussions about it."
In the original 1979 film, Oliver Reed portrays a psychotherapist experimenting with an unconventional new concept called "psychoplasmics," in which patients are encouraged to tap into their negative emotions. The process results in physical ramifications for the parents and culminates in the asexual pregnancy of Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) and the birth of a brood of mutated children who telepathically act out their mother's negative emotions. It's so nasty that In 2004, one of its sequences was voted number 78 among the "100 Scariest Movie Moments" by the Bravo Channel, according to Wikipedia.
But Eisner remains interested in a remake. "I like the writer, Cory Goodman's, script," says Eisner. "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."
Earlier, Eisner dropped out of a remake of The Creature From the Black Lagoon, to which he had been linked during the development process. He has not yet picked his next project. The Crazies, which is a remake of George A. Romero's classic 1973 horror movie, hits theaters on Feb. 26.