Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Steven Spielberg's BFG Gets A Release Date
Just in time for Roald Dahl's centenary
New Trailer For Abel Ferrara's Welcome To New York
Whoopee, Depardieu
Podcast 119: Richard Linklater, Jack Reynor
Youth and young manhood
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Swarm
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The Swarm Remake Planned
Killer bees flying again?

17 November 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

submit to reddit

What has Piranha 3D’s success spawned? Well, for one thing, it looks like we’re in for a wave of critter disaster (critaster?) movies getting remade. First up? Irwin Allen’s 1978 movie The Swarm, about killer bees from South America.

Killer bees? Right (sits up, cracks knuckles)… The Internet is abuzz today with word flying in that The Ring producer Roy Lee and Paranormal Activity’s Steven Schneider are busy little bees developing a new take on the film, which saw entomologist Michael Caine stung with the job of stopping the US military from attacking the angry insects, a plan he figures would only enrage them and see Houston overrun, resulting in trouble for a star-studded cast that included Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland and more. Okay, that’s enough bee-focused gags.

According to The Wrap, the producers have attached ads director Ash Bolland to handle megaphone duties and are now looking for a writer to crank out a script. There’s no word on whether they plan to go back to the Arthur Herzog book that inspired the ‘70s schlock-fest or if it’ll be a new concept. While we're pretty sick of remakes at this point, at least this one has the advantage of remaking a dodgy original.

One element we seriously doubt they’ll pull off is convincing Sir Mike to show up for a cameo…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

13 Trailer Takes Aim Online
Statham! Rourke! Winston! Fiddy!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: RE:
So I take they've run out of good films to ruin then..... Maybe if they remade this as a comedy.....mind you it couuldn't be funnier than the original and that was unintentional!!!! More

Posted by hellsangel66 at 00:52 on 21 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
This is proof Hollywood are going in every damn direction including one which almost killed a career! Ludicrous!!! I have a bad feeling harry might do this SAY NO HARRRISON SAY NO!! More

Posted by Sphinx at 18:52 on 20 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
Wow..!! That's really a good news. If it will come, I will surely go for this movie..!! More

Posted by kalvin at 10:13 on 19 November 2010 | Report This Post

RE:
Why remake something with completely crap source material in the first place?! Hollywood, sort yourself out! More

Posted by film man aidy at 00:12 on 18 November 2010 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
How To Create Your Dragon: The Inspirations Behind The Creatures
DreamWorks' animator reveals the ingredients for the movie's dragons

Video: Mark Ruffalo On Begin Again, Science Bros And Underpants Acting
Plus Empire meets director John Carney and co-star James Corden

Movie Poster Mashups: The Wes Anderson Edition
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be appalled at the punning...

Film Studies 101: Ten Movie Formats That Shook The World
The pre-digital innovations that formed modern cinema

Exodus: Gods And Kings: Ridley Scott's Trailer Breakdown
The director talks us through his enormous Biblical epic

Jay Baruchel Talks How To Train Your Dragon 2
From The Human Centipede to the origin of 'Useless reptile'

Watch: Industrial Light & Magic's Greatest Hits
From Star Wars to Transformers, we run through some of the best individual moments from the special effects masters

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £18!
Special 25th anniversary offer for one month only! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)