It’s dodgy territory, this Hollywood horror remake malarkey. When Tinseltown fiddles with recent blood-spatterers from the Far East, it can be a tad dicey; but re-hashing a classic ‘80s melon-twister like The Hitcher is brave… very brave.
Sean Bean steps into the well-worn shoes of Rutger Hauer as John Ryder, the murderous, carless road-trotter on a mission. Here his prey are a couple called Grace and Jim (Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton), who find out that giving Ryder a lift ranks right up there on the good ideas list with laughing at Joe Pesci.
Click here to watch the trailer of director Dave Meyers reboot.
Oh and next time you see a hitcher, only slow down to splash him.