Overture Films Jumps on The Crazies

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Overture Films will produce and distribute The Crazies, a remake of the 1973 George Romero film, reports Variety.

The update will be directed by Breck Eisner from a script by Ray Wright and Scott Kosar. Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris will produce; Romero will serve as executive producer.

Production is set to begin early next year.

The Crazies revolves around people in a small Kansas town who are beset by a virus that causes insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates the local water supply.

The project was previously set up at Rogue Pictures and Paramount.