Breck Eisner to Direct 'The Brood' Remake

Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara) will be helming a remake of The Brood, the 1979 horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.  The LA Times unearthed this bit of news.

If you've been keeping count, Eisner was recently attached to the upcoming remake of The Creature from the Black Lagoon, but has since been replaced by Ridley Scott protegé Carl Rinsch.

What story could possibly justify the above picture?  Hit the jump to find out...

The original film followed an unorthodox psychotherapist and his patients, who were subjected to a technique that explored their negative emotions and created physical manifestations of their grief, anger etc. in the form of welts and other disfigurements on their bodies.

One woman birthed disfigured children - rage beasts - who acted out her negative emotions as they grew more intense from the psychotherapist's questioning.  Horror ensued.  No word on how or if the new flick would deviate from the premise of the original.

Cory Goodman is the writer for the new Brood; Goodman is also attached to the coming vampire western Priest.  Eisner, meanwhile, seems to have found his niche, as his upcoming film,  The Crazies, is also a horror remake.  Do you think Eisner is doing a service to the horror community by updating these classics?

No word on when The Brood would mob theaters.

Source: LA Times

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