News Larry Cohen Says Nicolas Refn’s ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake Could be Dead Published 1 year ago on September 25, 2017 By Nick Bond Share Tweet It’s been a couple of months since we last heard anything new regarding the modern day remake of director William Lustig’s 1988 cult horror classic Mania Cop. Last we heard, the film was set to begin shooting this summer in Los Angeles, produced by Nicolas Winding Refn and Lene Børglum, with Wild Bunch handling world sales. Now, according to Birth Movies Death, the project could be laid to rest. Original writer Larry Cohen revealed the news himself. “As far as I know, that’s not happening anymore, and if it is, they might be trying to keep it a secret, as they’d owe me $250,000…” Cohen went on to elaborate, while talking about Brubaker script: “Ed Brubaker wrote the script, and I’ve read the script, and it’s not very good. Ed Brubaker is a very good writer of comic books, I think. But if he’s written a good script for a movie, I haven’t read it.” Cohen also stated that he did some revision work on Brubaker’s draft, indulging a little ego along the way: “I wrote six new scenes for the picture, based on what I’d read. And, had I written the whole script, the movie would probably be happening, as the script would be good. I wrote three films for Bill Lustig, though they changed a lot of [Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence] and Bill got fired from it…and I would’ve written the fourth movie, had they asked. But they didn’t, and now it’s not getting made.” Cohen also commented on Brubaker’s draft, which he clearly hated: “…it’s a lot like that Bob Hoskins movie [Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa (’86)], where he’s driving prostitutes around and then waiting out in the car while they do their business in hotels with the Johns. It’s a direct lift from that, and then turns into a new Maniac Cop…” Furthermore, Cohen says that, despite his misgivings with Brubaker’s draft, the majority of the blame sits at Nic Refn’s feet: “…as far as I know, he was the one trying to get the money raised to make the picture, and he didn’t get it, so now it’s not happening. If it is, I would like to be paid, or I’m going to call my lawyer, and it’s getting shut down.” Related Topics:Ed BrubakerLarry CohenLene BørglumManiac CopNicolas Winding RefnWilliam Lustig Up Next ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ Gets an R Rating for Bloody Violence and Gore Don't Miss New ‘IT’ Behind the Scenes Featurette Focuses on “Creating Pennywise” Continue Reading Advertisement You may like 4K Restoration of George A. Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Gets an Epic Italian Blu-Ray The Neon Demon International Poster Looks Awesome And Very Creepy! Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake Gets The Green Light Click to comment Facebook Advertisement Dark Universe Presents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0T8C3JIJLA&t=22s Twitter Follow @DUHDNews Advertisement Latest Popular Videos News18 hours ago Featurette Tells the Story of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” News2 days ago Cavitycolors to Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Halloween’ With Soy Wax Candle and Mystery Enamel Pin Blu-Ray & DVD4 days ago ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Slash onto Blu-Ray via Scream Factory News5 days ago Michael Myers Searches for Dana in New ‘Halloween’ Clip Blu-Ray & DVD6 days ago Colin Eggleston’s Australian Horror ‘Long Weekend’ Getting Special Edition (UK) Blu-Ray Music4 weeks ago Listen to John Carpenter’s Stunning First Track “The Shape Returns” for New ‘Halloween’ News2 weeks ago ‘Halloween’ Writer Danny McBride Has Ideas for Potential Sequel Blu-Ray & DVD3 weeks ago Tom Savini’s 1990 ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Remake is Available Again on U.S. Blu-Ray News2 weeks ago Rob Zombie Shares New Photo of Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding in ‘Three From Hell’ News2 weeks ago New Video Takes You Behind-the-Scenes of David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween’ Advertisement Trending Horror Lists3 years ago The Many Different Michael Myers Masks Used In Halloween: H20 News1 year ago Todd McFarlane Makes An Announcement on His ‘Spawn’ Script News1 year ago Photo of Doug Bradley Back in Pinhead Makeup for First Time in 12 Years! Blu-Ray & DVD1 year ago Arrow Video Bringing J.S. Cardone’s 1982 Slasher ‘The Slayer’ to Blu-Ray! News1 year ago George A. Romero to Bring ‘Pint of the Living Dead’ to Ottawa ComicCon News1 year ago Official “Friday the 13th: The Game” Release Date Finally Announced! News1 year ago New Photos From Adam Ripp’s Demonic Horror Flick ‘Devil’s Whisper’ News1 year ago Spike’s “The Mist” New Series Trailer Features Gore and Scares!