×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Relevant nabs ‘Cannibal’

Shingle to remake 1980 cult horror film

Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start.

Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, Jordan Rush and Larry Joackim will exec produce.

The original, directed by Italian helmer Ruggero Deodato, has been banned in dozens of countries due to its gore and violence. Pic centers on a professor traveling to South America to find out what happened to a film crew that disappeared while shooting a documentary about reputed cannibal tribes. He eventually discovers the remains of the crew and several reels of undeveloped film, which show the disastrous consequences of the crew’s decision to provoke the natives.

Deodato shot the pic in documentary style and was jailed briefly after the Italian premiere until he could prove the actors were unharmed.

Whitney, who spent six months securing the rights, previously partnered with Previte for the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror.” Whitney and Previte also exec produced “Borderland” for Lionsgate.

Relevant’s in pre-production on “Haunting in Connecticut” for Gold Circle/Lionsgate and is developing “The Tortoise and the Hippo” for Walden Media and “Pledged” for Paramount.

More Film

  • ‘Act of Killing’s’ Final Cut for

    Frida and Lasse Barkfors Pitch 'School Shooters' At Amsterdam's IDFA Forum

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • IDFA: ‘Dawn’ Director Carmen Torres on

    IDFA: Colombia’s Carmen Torres’ Talks IDFA Doc ‘Dawn’

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • VENOM

    China Box Office: 'Venom' Enjoys Spectacular $87 Million Second Weekend

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Korea Box Office: 'Fantastic Beasts' Beats 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Burns 'BTS'

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • Lady GagaGovernors Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles,

    Lady Gaga Still Not Back Home in Malibu After Fire

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins in

    Oscars: Disney's 'Mary Poppins' Returns, at Just the Right Time

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

  • IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova

    IDFA Guest Of Honor Helena Trestikova: ‘Uncertainty Is My Slogan’

    Relevant Entertainment has acquired rights to and will remake the 1980 cult horror film “Cannibal Holocaust.” It’s aiming for a summer start. Relevant partner Michael Menchel and associate Steve Whitney will produce. The project is fully financed by Keith Previte of Scorched Earth Entertainment and Catherine Williams, who also will serve as producers. Paul Mason, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content