We have covered the remake of the 1980 William Lustig slasher classic Maniac quite a bit here on with pics and clips. However, we’ve been unable to tell you about the U.S. theatrical release date, which has been kept a secret – till today.
Thanks to Fangoria, who was first to report the news, we know that IFC plans to unleash the “maniac” this summer in select theaters starting on June 21, 2013. Maniac, directed by Franck Khalfoun and produced by Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, Mirrors), will also be released on the same day via VOD, Amazon Instant, and various other media platforms, according to Fango.
In brief, Maniac stars Elijah Wood as Frank, a serial killer who stalks and kills young women with a desire for scaling them. He meets and befriends a woman named Anna (Nora Arnezeder) and their relationship leads him to a life-struggling decision; to scalp her for another trophy or choose real love.
The film sounds sick and twisted, which is right up our alley and we can’t wait to see Maniac this summer. Are you excited as well?