Rogue Pictures is resurrecting the mockumentary, Faces of Death for Don Murphy's Angry Films.
The film, first released in 1978, pretended to show actual deaths of humans and animals. J.T. Petty is in negotiations to write and direct the remake, notes The Hollywood Reporter. The original film showed explicit death scenes and was banned, at least temporarily, in several countries. While the snuff film entered the domain of urban legend, it later was revealed that the human component and some of the animal scenes were faked, and the move became one of the decade's great hoaxes. The movie, which featured a narrator named Dr. Francis B. Gross, went on to become a cult film and spawned five sequels.
The remake would not be a documentary or a faux-documentary but rather a straightforward feature. It would be low-budget horror and a possible franchise, in the tradition of Saw. No production schedule has been set for Faces of Death.