Tim Burton ‘Attacks’ a Remake of This 1958 B-Movie Classic

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman remake
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Director Tim Burton is teaming up with writer Gillian Flynn for a new take on the 1958 film Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. The original movie stars Allison Hayes, William Hudson, and Yvette Vickers. A wealthy heiress becomes a giant after experiencing an alien encounter and gets her revenge on her cheating husband. The film was part of the ’50s science fiction horror genre and was one of several films about a giant person wreaking havoc on the town.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Allison Hayes, 1958

Flynn, writer of “Gone Girl,” “Sharp Objects,” and “Dark Places” is set to write the script, while Burton will direct. As of now, there is no news on the casting for the film or if the plot will stay true to the original. Warner Bros. is backing the film, making it another Burton and Warner Bros. project. They recently wrapped the highly-anticipated Beetlejuice sequel.

Burton will also produce the film along with Andrew Mittman and Tommy Harper and Kai Dolbashian will serve as executive producer. The original film only had a budget of $88,000 and had limited technology being made in the late ’50s, so fans can likely expect a lot more special effects and use of CGI technology in the remake.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman William Hudson, 1958

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However, this isn’t actually the first remake. In 1993, HBO premiered Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, starring Daryl Hannah and Daniel Baldwin. It was directed by Christopher Guest and featured several homages to the original film, including a drive-through movie theater playing the 1958 movie as the giant woman went by. It went right to cable in the United States and didn’t have the best reviews.

What do you think about this movie getting another remake? Will you watch it? It sounds like it might be darker and spookier than the previous films with Burton and Flynn attached to it.

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