It looks like 1988’s Maniac Cop, starring horror icon Bruce Campbell, will be getting a remake in the future. The original film’s screenwriter and director, Larry Cohen and William Lustig, have revealed that Nicolas Winding Refn, director of 2011’s raddest movie Drive, will actually be producing the remake. If some of the original cast (read: Bruce Campbell) will return for their role is the question though.
For those not familiar with Maniac Cop.
“Innocent people are brutally killed on the streets of New York by a uniformed police officer. A young cop, Jack Forrest (Bruce Campbell, TV’s BURN NOTICE and the EVIL DEAD trilogy), finds himself marked as the chief suspect after his wife is murdered. As Lieutenant Frank McCrae (Tom Atkins, DRIVE ANGRY and LETHAL WEAPON) investigates, the death toll rises and he suspects a mysterious police cover-up. This “maniac” cop must be stopped, but it might not be so easy. He seems inhuman, and ready to take on the entire police force, hell-bent on revenge!”