First look at Elijah Wood's Maniac

Frodo loses the plot

 

The first images of Elijah Wood in horror remake Maniac have arrived online, and from the looks of things, the former hobbit isn’t pulling any punches.

Wood plays the unhinged owner of a mannequin store, who uses the internet to stalk women before tracking them down and killing them. As if that wasn’t cuddly enough, many of the murders are reportedly set to be filmed through the eyes of the killer, which should place audiences uncomfortably close to the grisly action.

Decked out in jeans and a bomber jacket, Wood is pictured laying into one of his luckless targets, played by Genevieve Alexandra. Its certainly a far cry from Middle Earth, although it looks as though Elijah has remembered a few tricks from his time on Green Street.

The remake is being directed by Franck Khalfoun from a script by Piranha 3D’s Alexandre Aja. The project is currently filming in Los Angeles ahead of a 2013 release date.  In the meantime, scroll down to see Elijah getting in touch with his inner psycho…


Do you buy Wood as a credible lunatic, or will he always be Frodo to you? Thoughts below please.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Nov 30th 2011, 10:58

      Hang on.............CrazyFilmGuy sounds a hell of a lot like a certain Dalinonce!

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    • mpg20

      Nov 30th 2011, 11:33

      @BobbyTwoTimes, I was thinking the exact same thing!

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    • badger86

      Nov 30th 2011, 12:31

      @BobbyTwoTimes@mpg20 - It is indeed dalidab, he returned a few day's ago and to be fair he is sticking to giving his opinion on film's rather than descending into his more unsavory rantings. So so far so good. As for the article i can totally buy Elijah wood as a 'maniac' I've always found him a little creepy looking, not terribly interested in the film at this point though.

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    • writerdave87

      Nov 30th 2011, 13:51

      Yeah bobby it's Dalidab but we're giving him benefit of the doubt atm. I have to say I've never seen the original maniac either but I think Elijah Wood can do creepy extremely well from his performance in Sin City- this should be one to watch.

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    • DanRose

      Nov 30th 2011, 16:09

      Alexandre Aja also directed Switchblade Romance. So he'll always be someone I think with talent. Agree with Writerdave. Wood was creepy in Sin City... although his football hooligan in Green Street was weak. So Dalidab is CrazyFilmGuy. Nobody poke the bear...

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Dec 1st 2011, 10:32

      Well i'm happy to give the oddball another chance as long as he doesn't drift back into the same vile behaviour we've all witnessed in the past. I can see Wood as a nutjob to be fair - not sure about this directors ability to pull off proper creepy film though. Still, looks intriguing...

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Dec 1st 2011, 12:09

      But..............nobody on a movie website cares who you 'fancy' so just don't bother mentioning it.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Dec 1st 2011, 16:28

      Oh well....that's your one chance gone then! Nonce!

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 1st 2011, 17:08

      Dalidab, as far as I can tell you haven't once 'told it how it is', you usually 'tell it how it appears to you'. I'm trying to be nice but please stop trying to paint yourself as a martyr, you were banned for making extremely offensive remarks about cancer. Stoo dressing it up.

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 1st 2011, 22:59

      If you don't want to get the nonce stuff, perhaps to play devil's advocate you should stop salivating over teenage actors that look about twelve? You haven't done it in ages so just keep that kinda s**t to yourself and things should be fine. There's a difference between being gay and being creepy.

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 2nd 2011, 2:10

      Er no, there is a difference between being gay and being creepy you muppet, if you fancy people who look like children, keep it to yourself. And FYI I'm one of those 'vile disgusting half breeds' you hate so much. Simmer down and stop looking for an argument- for someone who's going to 'ignore Bobby two more times' you just called him out. Put your ego back in the drawer.

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    • writerdave87

      Dec 2nd 2011, 2:11

      * ignore bobby two times not ignore him two more times... you get what I mean lol.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Dec 2nd 2011, 11:38

      Nonce!

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