It's definitely no secret that a new take on late 80's slasher Maniac Cop has been in the works for a while and while the original director William Lustig (Maniac) was initially rumored to be back at the helm, it looks like a new director will be announced at Cannes this year!
There has been no news as to whether or not any of the original cast will return, but my fingers are crossed that Bruce Campbell will make a reappearance!
French distribution company Wild Bunch (Land of the Dead, Old Boy) and director Nicholas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive) are behind the film and the screenplay has been written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier). Check out the trailer for the original, directed by William Lustig and written by Larry Cohen.
(Source: Bleeding Cool)