Elijah Wood has been set to star in a remake of the 1980 horror movie Maniac. Nora Arnezeder (Safe House) has also joined the cast.

The original movie centered on a serial killer in New York City who murders young women, which he sees as revenge for being abused by his mother as a child. Elijah Wood will play the serial killer, but no details were given regarding Nora Arnezeder's character, although she will likely play one of the victims.

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Franck Khalfoun (P2) will direct from a screenplay by Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur, who are also producing. Production is slated to begin later this year.