Lionsgate Developing ‘Cube’ Remake

Cube Movie Remake
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Lionsgate is developing “Cubed,” a remake of the 1997 science-fiction thriller “Cube.” The project is set up with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and Jon Spaihts.

Saman Kesh is attached to direct “Cubed.” Kesh is best known for his 2013 short sci-fi film “Controller,” which is set to be developed as a feature at Shawn Levy’s Fox-based 21 Laps.

Phil Gawthorne is writing the script for “Cubed,” based on Kesh’s vision. The original “Cube,” directed by Vincenzo Natali, was set in a gigantic structure with over 17,000 rooms in which the main characters were trapped.

Lee is a producer on “The Lego Movie” and the upcoming “Poltergeist” reboot. Spaihts is writing scripts for Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” and Sony’s sci-fi drama “Passengers.”

Kesh is repped by UTA, Angelina Chen at Energy and attorney Patti Felker.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. harry georgatos says:

    Why not get Vincent Natali to direct NEUROMANCER then rebooting Natali’s CUBE which spawned plenty of crappy straight to cable sequels? I simply can’t see in what new direction this remake will take as it is basically in a confined setting. It will probably have better effects and sleek cinematography with more bloody violence but that’s basically it. Natali should be given the opportunity of making NEUROMANCER then getting some unknown director of rebooting a limited premise that is CUBE.

  2. James Brief says:

    The first 99% of that film was amazing. I remember being so enthralled by the mystery of what was going on. The entire time, I was waiting for an epic you-never-saw-it-coming explanation of the Cube.
    Then, you know… the cop-out ending.

    • Ryan says:

      I agree 100% I just saw Cube for the first time the other night. I remember thinking afterwards, “well that was an awesome shitty movie.” The acting was bad, the effects were lame, but the premise and storyline kept me hooked and begging for more. I think a remake would be great if done correctly. Cube was Saw before Saw was a thing. Barley anyone even saw Cube, so a remake has no room to fail. The majority of people will think this it’s an original idea. Unlike most remakes, the original wasn’t a classic, or was even anything great, so there’s no chance of a potential let down. It would simply recreating something that had potential to be a classic but never quite made it. If done right this could be epic.

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