CUBED: Jon Spaihts to Produce Reimagining of Cult Horror Film CUBE For Lionsgate

Lionsgate is putting together a remake of Vincenzo Natali's 1997 sci-fi horror film, Cube, under the working title Cubed. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) and Roy Lee (Rings, Bates Motel) will produce, with newcomer Saman Kesh set to reimagine Natali's film and direct.  Kesh is best known for his short film Controller, which recently caught the eye of studio execs. Per THR, Cubed will build on the set up of the original film and is described as "a sci-fi survival thriller about artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new 'digital' race." Natali's film followed a group of strangers who awake in a, well, cube to find that the room is rigged with a deadly trap. Each wall contains a hatch that leads to other cubes, differentiated only by the color of the walls, where yet more traps lie in wait to kill them. Some traps triggered by weight, some by motion, heat or other factors, the group must work together to figure out how to disarm them one by one and find a way out of the trap. Image via Trimark Pictures It was a simple, low-budget horror film with a great concept. And it worked. Subsequent films, Cube 2: Hypercube and Cube Zero further expanded the universe, exploring the puppetmasters in charge of the cubes and the mysterious corporation-like entity that created them. While the follow-ups didn't reach the cult status of the first film, they were entertaining in their own right and I was always fascinated to learn more about the mystery behind ...

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April 30, 2015