LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Plans are under way in Hollywood to remake the 1956 horror movie "The Bad Seed," Daily Variety said Tuesday.
Based on a novel by William March and a play by Maxwell Anderson, "The Bad Seed" told the story of a young girl who would have been perfect -- except for the deaths she seems to cause. It was remade for TV in 1985.
Variety said "Cabin Fever" director Eli Roth will direct the new version.
The 1956 movie is something of a camp cult favorite, owing to what film historian Leonard Maltin has called its "stagy" direction and a corny "Hollywoodized" postscript. Roth said the updated version will have a modern horror sensibility.
"The original was a great psychological thriller, and we are going to bastardize and exploit it, ramping up the body counts and killings," he said. "This is going to be scary, bloody fun, and we're going to create the next horror icon, a la Freddy, Jason and Chucky. She's this cunning, adorable kid who loves to kill, but also loves 'N Sync."