The Swarm Headed for a Remake


Horror Producers Roy Lee and Steven Schneider are planning a remake of The Swarm, reports TheWrap.

The original 1978 film was based on a 1975 novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog. Directed by Irwin Allen, the storyline involved a massive swarm of killer bees that invade a Texas town. Though it featured an impressive cast that included Michael Caine, Slim Pickins, Olivia de Havilland and Henry Fonda (among others), the original film was a critical and financial failure that soon found life primarily as a cult horror film.

Ash Bolland, whose career so far has focused on commercials, is slated to direct, though no writer is currently attached. TheWrap notes that it is unclear whether the script will focus on the Allen film version or if it will return to the more critically lauded novel.