Lionsgate is apparently eager to get a number of their classic horror franchises back on the screen. It was previously reported that they showed interest in rebooting not only The Blair Witch Project – but the Leprechaun film franchise as well. Now it appears that Lionsgate is actively seeking pitches to reboot the 1997 horror film Cube.
Cube is a great example of a late 1990’s to early 2000’s horror franchise. The first film was an indie success, earning enough money and attention on home video that Lionsgate eventually put together two follow-ups. They produced the 2002 film Cube²: Hypercube, which drastically altered the original concept by introducing time warps and parallel dimensions, and a prequel film titled Cube Zero released in 2004. There was talk of a reboot years later, under the working title Cubed, although that project was eventually scrapped. A Japanese remake was then eventually released earlier this year.
Now, as noted via Bloody-Disgusting, it appears that Lionsgate is interested in rebooting the Cube franchise yet again for the US.
As they’ve shared:
“Lionsgate is starting from scratch and taking fresh pitches on a brand new Cube.
It’s been a tough reboot to crack as the previous incarnation, which was to be produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, It), was never deciphered.”
This previous incarnation was also being written by Jon Spaihts, known for his work on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, with Saman Kesh in the director’s chair. But since those plans have been scrapped, it’s unknown who Lionsgate has in mind to tackle the next Cube reboot pitch. But considering the vast potential with such a simple concept – there are no doubt some exciting possibilities. As such, fans will have to stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates as we have them.
The original Cube film was directed by Vincenzo Natali. It made $9 million on a $350,000 budget.