There’s No Need To Remake Tony Scott’s THE HUNGER
The late, great Tony Scott made his big screen directing debut with the ultra-stylish 1983 vampire film, The Hunger. The film starred Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as vampire lovers who get caught-up in a relationship with Susan Sarandon‘s gerontologist.
The Hunger (based on the novel by Whitley Strieber ) was unsuccessful at the box office, but it did highlight the director’s visual style – it’s glorious to look at and loaded with atmosphere. A European-style erotic art film which is dressed as a horror, it was a film ahead of its time. However, its financial failure – a $5.9 million gross in the US – saw Scott return to directing commercials. One of these commercials caught the eye of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who decided that Scott had the visual panache to direct their next feature, the Tom Cruise starrer Top Gun. The rest – as they say – is history.
Now comes news that Angela Robinson is in final talks to direct a remake with Jessica Sharzer writing the script. Why even bother, they’ll never match the glorious style of Scott’s under-rated pic – check-out the trailer below…