Cinestate, the company responsible for the revival of Fangoria and the upcoming Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, announced earlier this year that they're developing a remake of the Stuart Gordon-directed Castle Freak, with star of the original film, Barbara Crampton, serving as producer. She recently spoke with Daily Dead about the direction of the new film.
“The script is being written right now, and we’re looking to shoot sometime later this year, beginning of next year,” said Crampton. “All the elements for that are coming together really well, and it’s going to be an updated version of the old [film] and have a fresher start and some different characters, with more of the Freak and his backstory.”
“Also, our goal is to enhance a lot of the Lovecraft elements in the movie to just bring the Lovecraft universe a little bit more to life and a little bit more in the forefront. I’m really excited to read the final version, but we’ve all been working with the writer on the story elements and it’s looking really good. So I’m very excited about that as well.”
In the original Castle Freak, "an American family that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster."
Castle Freak will be directed by special effects artist Tate Steinsiek with Dallas Sonnier, Amanda Presmyk and Full Moon’s Charles Band also producing.