In 1959 came the first attack by giant leeches, set in a Florida swamp and executive produced by Roger Corman: Attack of the Giant Leeches [aka The Giant Leeches] (US-1959; dir. Bernard L. Kowalski).
The leeches famously looked a little like deflated swimming-pool mattresses that had eaten a scuba-diver alive.
But there was sex and violence and giant leeches with perverted lusts!
Now Brett Kelly — writer/director of a slew of low-budget independent genre flicks, such as The Bonesetter (2003), The Bonesetter Returns (2005), My Dead Girlfriend (2006) and Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) — is remaking the film, no doubt retaining the sex and violence and giant leeches with perverted lusts, but replacing the mattresses with something more leech-like.
The film is now in post-production, with a release planned for later this year. Meanwhile, Kelly has tossed a few production shots into the cyber-swamp. Here are some of them:
“Oh no! It’s got the cellphone! Now it can call us!”
Cameo by one of the 1959 leeches?
He wouldn’t return the call!
“Okay, which of you leeches keeps callin’ 9-1-1 ?”
Source: Retromedia Messageboard via Kaiju Search-Robot Avery