From the house that brought us Saw
RKO and Twisted Pictures (of the “Saw” series) is going back beyond the seemingly invisible twenty-year mark that studios are adhering to for all remakes today to update a handful of titles from the RKO library – yes, those black & white days before the advent of the digital intermediate process.
Four films are currently planned, three have been announced, all culled from the 1940s: The Body Snatcher, I Walked with a Zombie and Bedlam.
Writers and directors to see these projects along will likely come from Evolution Management (Twisted is a division of Evolution Entertainment) and announcements are forthcoming. “We’ve thought a long time about how to update these classic titles to make them commercial,” Evolution co-president Mark Burg tells Variety. “If these films go well, we hope it leads to more.”