Please don’t scream… here’s the opening sequence of Maniac
By Ben Bussey
Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac remake is another of my top ten films of 2012. Currently opening in parts of Europe, it’ll be opening in the US and UK soon, and to give us a taster the opening scene has been released online. Okay, this is the second time in as many days that we’ve posted the opening minutes of a movie (following the decidedly different Warm Bodies yesterday), and I must confess it isn’t a PR move I feel all too comfortable with; but so long as the footage doesn’t give anything too significant away, and gives a good sense of what to expect from the film in question, then I guess it isn’t too different to a trailer. And hey, some trailers give away far more than the opening sequences do out of context. (American Mary, anyone…?)
Well, whilst I can’t comment on how well yesterday’s Warm Bodies footage represents the film in question, I can confirm that the footage below gives you a good idea what to expect from the Maniac remake… i.e., your brain will feel in need of a shower. And if you feel that way after six minutes, think how you’ll feel after an hour and a half!
Maniac will be hacking up the UK from 15th March; US release details incoming.