Cube, the cult sci-fi movie, is getting a remake


No, it’s not Avengers, but Cube was just about as high tech of a movie you could get out of Canada in the late ’90s. Few people will be excited about this news, but the ones who know it as an eerie and intelligent psychological sci-fi horror film (all those things) will be thrilled to hear that it’s being remade by Lionsgate.

The original revolved around a small group of people who find themselves trapped in an enormous cube-shaped structure containing dozens of smaller rooms, several of which are booby trapped. It sounds silly, but it worked–albeit with some mediocre acting — and  even spawned a sequel as well as a prequel. The remake will borrow heavily from the original concept with some added touches involving artificial intelligence, humanity and the birth of a new “digital” race.

Saman Kesh, best known for his 2013 short film Controller, is attached to direct Cubed with Philip Gawthorne writing the script based on Kesh’s original take. Roy Lee and Prometheus co-writer Jon Spaihts will be producing the re-imagining of the 1997 film which came out of the Canadian Film Centre’s First Feature Project.

The original film used only one 14 by 14 by 14 feet cubic set to represent every room in the movie because, well, it was a Canadian production in the ’90s and resources were slim. It’ll be exciting to see what an American production team can do with such a film with a larger budget and modern technology.

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