One of Roger Corman’s better-known ‘60s schlock pics has been plucked from the vault for a trip through the remake machine.
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, which Corman punched out in 1963, is getting a second chance at life in the care of 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. MGM - which owns the rights to the original - has attached him to take a new crack at it.
Eyes saw a scientist (Oscar winner Ray Miland) edging ever closer to a breakthrough in X-ray vision techniques.
But when his funding is suddenly cut, he decides to test the eye drops he’s created on himself. In true science-goes-horribly-wrong style, he soon finds he can’t control his newfound powers.
According to Variety, Fresnadillo is busy meeting with writers to start getting a new take on the script penned, but there’s no word on when the movie itself might actually start shooting.
Should Hollywood be raiding Corman’s catalogue again? Or should his pics be left alone?
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