'Silent Night, Deadly Night' Remake On The Way

A remake of the 1984 cult classic Silent Night, Deadly Night is now underway under the more subtle title Silent Night.  The original told the story of a tormented teenager who goes on a murderous rampage after his parents are murdered and he is abused at the orphanage.

If I had to guess, I'd say this new redux will tell a likely similar story only heavily modernized.  Or I could be completely off track and they could set the film in 1984 again -- just a bit more gritty (ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003).
The Genre Company and Inferno's Ember Prods. are unwrapping Christmas-themed horror pic "Silent Night," tapping Malcolm McDowell to star and Steven C. Miller to direct the loose remake of TriStar's 1984 film "Silent Night, Deadly Night." Anchor Bay has picked up North American distribution rights to the project, which begins principal photography next month and will unspool this holiday season. Miller ("The Aggression Scale") will direct from a script by exec producer Jayson Rothwell. Story follows a local police department's search for the killer Santa Claus terrorizing a remote Midwestern town on Christmas Eve. McDowell will play Sheriff Cooper, a small-town hero ready for some big-time action. The original "Silent Night" spawned four sequels. Genre's Richard Saperstein, Brian Witten and Shara Kay will produce with Phyllis Laing of Buffalo Gal Pictures.
 Source: Variety
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