Cult Classic NIGHT OF THE COMET Is Getting A Remake From Roxanne Benjamin

This oughtta be something.

Here's a good idea, via Deadline: Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) has just been hired to write a remake of Thom Eberhardt's 1984 cult classic, Night of The Comet. Whereas the original was something of a horror-comedy, this version will apparently lean harder on its horror/sci-fi roots.

For those unfamiliar with Night of The Comet, here's an official synopsis:

"A huge comet passes near the earth, vaporizing nearly the whole planet. Only a few teenagers, who were inside a steel movie projection booth, survive--all those outside were turned to dust. But a few partially exposed people are now hideous, blood-thirsty zombies--and they begin a deadly hunt for the last remaining humans.

Benjamin's been a valuable player in the horror community over the past decade or so. In addition to directing Southbound (and a segment in the horror anthology XX), she produced all three installments in the V/H/S franchise, and is currently in post-production on Body at Brighton Rock. She's an excellent choice to write a new Night of The Comet, and while we love the original, this is probably a case where a remake wouldn't be the worst option in the world. Let's see what that mayhem looks like in 2019 (or whenever this one arrives)!

Nothing further to report at this time, but we're very excited about this one, so stay tuned for further updates as they roll in. As always, you are invited to pass the time by sharing your thoughts and feelings in the comments section below. Please do so now.