Brett Kelly directs and acts in independent films made under the auspices of his own production company. Genre movies such as The Bonesetter, The Bonesetter Returns, The Feral Man, My Dead Girlfriend and Kingdom of the Vampires only scratch the surface of his ambition. Many more films are scheduled for production, with his remake of the 1950s B-monster “classic”, Attack of the Giant Leeches, due for release in 2009. [See the earlier Undead Backbrain article for more information.]
Kaiju Search-Robot Avery asked Kelly about the remake and about his ambitions.
I was thinking about the glut of horror remakes out there and I would always say;”Why don’t they leave the great movies alone and start remaking movies that could actually be improved on.” I guess that’s why I thought of remaking Attack of the Giant Leeches.
The remake is loyal in many regards. It’s set in modern day and many of the characters are similar, we improved on intercharacter relations, and of course, the creatures are better. It’s sexier, and has many touches that fans of the original will dig.
Read the full interview here.