Vincenzo Natali established a franchise with the sci-fi/horror picture Cube, which was released in 1997 and produced a sequel as well as a prequel, before going on to helm films like Splice and In the Tall Grass, as well as multiple episodes of NBC’s “Hannibal.” Remake conversations have come and gone over the years, and we have heard that one was recently completed in Japan. Natali is also an executive producer on the Japanese version of Cube.
Fabien M. has brought along a new video and official poster art, and while the new material is quite suspenseful, there is no guarantee of any of the slaughter shown in the previous film, but we will witness heat-sensitive lasers, wire slicers, and flame jets!
Shimizu’s Cube, like the original, will trap many characters in an unending maze filled with lethal traps. The plot synopsis on the remake’s official website calls it a mystery cube. Six men and women find themselves locked in Cube. It’s unclear where they are, why they’re trapped, if there’s a way out, if they’ll make it, or even what the room is and we, the audience get to watch them as they explore.
Cube, directed by Yasuhiko Shimizu, will be released on October 22 in Japan.
Vincenzo Natali directed and co-wrote Cube, a 1997 Canadian independent science-fiction horror film. Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, and Maurice Dean Wint star as people stuck in the titular cube as they go through industrialised cube-shaped rooms, some of which are fitted with various traps that are designed to kill.
For its strange ambiance, Kafkaesque setting, and notion of industrial, cube-shaped quarters, Cube has earned renown and a cult following. The film was well-received, and a sequel was released in 2002, as well as a prequel in 2004 but these however, bore the brunt of negative reviews. An American remake is on hold in development at Lionsgate.