Ludicrous, cheesy 80s horror B-movie, Chopping Mall, is set to be remade, and it’s not just the prices which are being slashed….
Robert Hall (Laid To Rest) wants to modernize the 1986 sci-fi thriller – originally directed by Jim Wynorski – where robots suddenly decide to exterminate the shoppers.
Co-writing and producing the cult 80s horror flick will be Kevin Bocards, who intends to put a new twist on the gory film.
According to Variety, Bocards wants to ‘retain the basic concept of young people trapped in a mall; however, the story will have a darker, supernatural spin’.
The original film, starring Kelli Maroney (Nightmare Carnival, Jaded) and Tony O’Dell (Head of the Class, The Karate Kid), featured a group of teenagers getting ready to throw a party at a closed shopping centre. However, when the robot-run security system gets an electric shock from a lightening bolt, the robots suddenly decide it’s time to ‘Kill All Humans’.
The last Hall and Bocards collaboration was ChromeSkull: Laid To Rest 2, which was released this September.
A cast has not been confirmed yet, but filming is due to begin next Spring.