HOLY SH!T: Nicolas Winding Refn To Produce “Maniac Cop”


Daily Grindhouse is reporting that modern indie God Nicolas Winding Refn has joined the remake/prequel/sequel/something team working to get Maniac Cop off the ground.

Refn, whose name you most likely recognize from Drive and/or Valhalla Rising, was confirmed as part of the project by Larry Cohen during an interview with DG. Cohen commented:

“It’s going to be more a prequel than anything else, I am really excited to come back to this world especially since Nick is going to be a part of it… Nick (Winding Refn) has been talking to us about it for a while now and I had an idea that would work so we’re going to do it.”

The film isn’t 100% ready to go, but bringing in a name like Refn certainly gets it closer. And could he direct? There is no director onboard yet, and he has finished up his latest movie, Only God Forgives. Maybe he could continue his Ryan Gosling run by having Gosling beef up and play the Maniac Cop. I mean, he would probably play the Bruce Campbell part, but I think it would be more fun seeing him fill Robert Zdar’s shoes… and chin.

Not to repeat the title, but HOLY SHIT, right? The possibilities with Refn on board are even more limitless (and potentially fantastic) than any fan boy rant/blog post/tweet could possibly explain. Add to this the absence of a Director for the project (Refn again?), and we can barely contain ourselves.

If you were not following this project before, it’s time to wise up and hop on the bandwagon. We will bring you any updates we find, but until then you can become familiar with the source material by clicking past the jump.

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