Another horror remake is on the horizon and this time its of the seventies feature, The Swarm. If you hate bees or flying insects in general, after watching The Swarm, you’ll be swatting the air even when nothing’s around. The film gets into your head and we’re guessing that’s why they want to remake it. According to The Wrap, Producers Roy Lee and Steven Schneider are planning their own version of the movie.
The original film was released in 1978 and was based on the novel of the same name that was published in 1975. It was written by Arthur Herzog, and centered on a massive swarm of killer bees that invade a Texas town. The film was directed by Irwin Allen and starred some legendary actors like Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, and Michael Caine.
Caine played “an entomologist who learns that killer bees from South America have been coming together to form huge swarms. He sets out to stop the military from attacking and worsening the imbalance in nature, ultimately teaming up with them to prevent the deadly swarm from reaching Houston.”
Unfortunately, The Swarm wasn’t a critical or commercial success but it eventually found a fanbase in the cult horror arena. Now Lee and Schneider plan to tap into that audience with their remake. Ash Bolland is attached to direct and they’re currently on the look out for a writer.
What do you think of their plan to remake The Swarm? Would you pay to see the movie?