February 9, 2017

They're Remaking Fritt Vilt. Of Course They Are.

Back in 2008, a Slasher flick came out of Norway that made quite an impression on us. Fritt Vilt (or Cold Prey if you don't speak Nord) was a pretty solid slasher flick, especially coming from a Country like Norway, which isn't exactly known for it's Slasher flicks, and it introduced us to the lovely and talented Ingrid Bolso Berdal, who finally got some international love playing a badass cowgirl on HBO's Westworld last year.

It also spawned a sequel and prequel both of which were pretty good. 

You can read our review of Fritt Vilt HERE, and of its two sequels HERE and HERE. *Eight years on from the first movie, and having seen tons of other new Slasher flicks since then, I'd probably bump the grades for these movies into the "B" range, as they're heads and tails above most of their cheap American counterparts.

Point is, there's been a hot trend in Hollywood lately of remaking popular Euro Horror flicks. Martyrs (which was abysmal); the upcoming remake of Inside, which really cant even hope to harness the magic that was the modern day French classic; Let Me In, which was decent remake, but again, pales in comparison to the Swedish original...

And now we're getting Cold Prey, given the English language treatment by WWE Studios?

I know that Fritt Vilt is only a Slasher flick, and it didn't break much new ground at all, but damn it was set in a perfect locale and had tons of atmosphere, which I don't see a company like WWE recapturing, or even coming close to, at all.

According to Deadline:

"Cold Prey was hailed as one of the best modern Norwegian horror movies and the most successful franchise of its kind. La Scala recently wrote, produced and directed The Remaining for Sony and produced Amityville: The Awakening, which will be released June 30. That film stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne through Dimension. La Scala also was an executive producer on the Adam Fields’ produced cult favorite Donnie Darko.

WWE Studios President Michael Luisi will oversee Cold Prey for WWE and will produce along with La Scala. Marius Haugan will executive produce."

I guess we'll see how it turns out, but until then, this is a perfect time for you to check out the original trilogy.

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