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Maniac Cop Remake Gets Greenlit


The remake of William Lustig’s cult classic Maniac Cop seems to have been on the back burner for some time, but new developments have emerged and the film will apparently begin shooting in Los Angeles this summer.

As previously reported on Manly Movie, John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning and Universal Soldier: Regeneration) is set to direct, with Nicolas Winding Refn of all people onboard as a producer, together with series creator William Lustig. Lustig also produced the 2012 remake of his other (ahem) cult classic, Maniac, which I personally thought was pretty good and actually improved considerably on the original. I’d be a bit more skeptical about a Maniac Cop remake, since the original, along with it’s sequel Maniac Cop 2 (the third one I don’t think I ever saw) are actually pretty good. Maniac Cop gave Bruce Campell an early non-Evil Dead starring role. He then handed over the police-baton to the inimitable Robert Davi in the second one. But with Hyams directing, I think we could be in for a treat with this.


  1. Republicant

    March 25, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Id prefer a better director, personally.

    • jim

      March 26, 2017 at 12:58 am

      Hyams is very promising…..Day Of Reckoning is strikingly good in an audacious rip off sort of way… I like it a lot…He deseves a shot at bigger budgets.

  2. Mucho Macho

    March 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I like John Hyams and just like Isaac Florentine, I wonder what he can do with a bigger budget and more time to make a movie. Here’s hoping he makes a kick-ass Maniac Cop movie.

  3. Mucho Macho

    March 25, 2017 at 3:14 pm




  4. TheOldMcClane

    March 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    another remake that nobody asked for.

  5. Barney Ross

    March 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I blame all the retards who supported The Magnificent Seven Remake

    Told you guys to boycott ALL remakes…IF you already do, congratulation, you have my respect, for the others who dont, go fuck yourself for ruining the future of cinema, faggots.

    • Max Borg

      April 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Remakes are an integral part of cinema, genius. The first one came out in 1904…