Get ready for a modern-day attack from mutated, giant, man-eating ants as the composer helms Warner Bros’ reboot THEM!
Let’s face facts. Back in the 1950s, Hollywood churned out many classic black-and-white horror films. Many featured man-eating monsters or aliens. And most were ill-concealed attacks on communism. But they were highly enjoyable in their own right. Ok, so the special effects are godawful compared to today’s standards. But they made audiences scream into their popcorn in their day. One such movie was the classic THEM! The film featured giant man-eating ants that were mutated by atomic tests in New Mexico. And is a classic of the genre.
The Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, hot off of his success with directing Werewolf By Night for Marvel/ Disney+ has been chosen to helm a reboot of the film. Coming from Warner Bros, Giacchino is currently meeting with writers to develop the project with a view to getting the film started as soon as possible. The original film was released in 1954 and was directed by Gordon Douglas. The movie starred James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, and James Arness. It was nominated for several awards and is regarded as one of the best science fiction movies of the 1950s.
THE ORIGINAL TRAILER
MICHAEL GIACCHINO SPEAKS
While speaking to Deadline, Michael Giacchino was quoted as saying:
“There’s always a movie in your mind that never leaves your head. For me, that’s Them! It wasn’t until much later in life until I learned what it was about, the nuclear age. What I love about Them! is exactly what it’s called: Them!. It’s about the other, the unknown which one refuses or can’t understand. The current version of Them! is about immigration, and to tell a story about the subject through a lens of this insane science fiction monster movie.”
The project is in its infancy at this time. Check Back here at The Future Of The Force for any further developments on this exciting story!
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!