Lionsgate’s rebooting Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 science fiction horrow movie Cube. Why? Because why not, I guess.

The original Cube — and it’s sequel Cube 2: Hypercube and prequel Cube Zero — had a group of people waking up in a cube-shaped room, with hatches to identically shaped rooms on every side. The rooms are booby-trapped and the trapped victims try to navigate their way to safety. It works as a nicely contained story, so why does it need a reboot?

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The good points of the reboot are that John Spaihts (Prometheus, Passengers) is producing and Saman Kesh (of the brilliant short Controller, itself up for the full feature adaptation) wrote the treatment for the reboot, called Cubed, and is attached to direct. He could do some great things with it.

Cautious optimism paired with confusion is the order of the day for Cubed.

[The Hollywood Reporter]


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