Speaking with MTV News recently at the Sundance Film Festival, where he unveiled his latest pic, the middle-aged-men-have-a-midlife-crisis-and-getting-totally-fucked-up movie "I Melt With You," he revealed that he's good to go on the remake. "....That's been a year in discussion. I'm ready to go whenever they can find an actress and pull the trigger….I've been attached for a year, and it's actually because it's been delaying, delaying, delaying that I decided to do this. I was like, 'How long are you going to wait?'"
And while a year might be a long time to wait around to direct a remake, for Pellington, the script by Larry Fessenden (who was originally set to direct) and Guillermo del Toro, isn't just good, it improves on the original. "I think the script's better than original," Pellington said. "I think the original is really good, but I didn't have a big jones to do a remake of something. I love this script. I love this story. So that's all I can interpret."
It will be interesting to see how this one develops. In our interview with Fessenden last year, he said that production on the film halted because Warner Bros. "felt that they couldn’t cast the kind of A-List star they were looking for with my indie reputation." We're not sure Pellington is much of a step up in terms of getting a top shelf actress on board, particularly since reviews on his latest effort were not so enthusiastic. Guess we'll have to wait and see.