The Crazies: According to Variety, Paramount Pictures is going with The Crazies, setting up a remake of George Romero's horror-thriller with Michael Aguilar and Dean Georgaris to produce at their Penn Station shingle.

The film will update the storyline of the original, in which inhabitants of a small Pennsylvania town are beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply.

The original was released in 1972, four years after Romero's debut with Night of the Living Dead.

Romero, who directed and co-wrote the original pic with Paul McCollough, is executive producing.