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

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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…


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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

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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

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

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

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