The 1983 film, CUJO, based on Stephen King‘s book, was never a favorite of mine. True, it’s been years since I’ve seen it and probably owe it to myself to see it again. Nonetheless, this is one remake that I truly welcome with open arms… as long as the family dynamic is retained (you know I love that shit).
Here’s what the press release regarding the CUJO remake states:
Lang Elliott, President & CEO of Sunn Classic Pictures, Inc., announced that Sunn plans to produce the remake of CUJO this year representing the 30th Anniversary since Sunn produced and distributed the original CUJO motion picture in 1983, based upon Stephen King’s novel. The 1983 version was highly successful at the worldwide box-office and, compared with today’s inflation and higher ticket prices, the box-office would be well over $225 million even without ancillary sales (i.e., DVD, cable, free television, pay-per-view, etc.).
CUJO is the story of a large, playful St. Bernard dog that is transformed into a hideous killing machine after being infected by rabies. Donna Trenton’s car is on the fritz, and she and her son take her ailing automobile to their mechanic. Upon their arrival, the car stalls and refuses to restart. The mechanic fails to appear so Donna searches for him. The transformed, maniacal CUJO reveals himself; he is highly agitated and very aggressive. Donna hardly recognizes this filthy, monstrous creature foaming at the mouth. Suddenly CUJO charges Donna, who barely makes it back into the car for protection. Trapped with her son and the windows rolled up, the sweltering heat begins to take its toll. CUJO’s powerful state of insanity and violence await.
Rock Hard \m/