IFC Midnight has revealed a new poster design for the forthcoming Maniac. Directed by Franck Khalfoun and based on William Lustig’s 1980 original, Maniac stars Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder. The movie and Elijah Wood both look interesting and it will be a performance from Elijah to remember.
Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank (Wood) is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna (Arnezeder) appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.
A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day L.A., Maniac is produced by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Haute Tension), and features a score by Rob of the band “Phoenix.”