The remake machine keeps getting its groove on all over the 1970s and 80s and now we’ve got a trailer for the redo of one of George Romero’s lesser known (compared to his Dead flicks) movies, The Crazies. Both the original and the remake revolve around – what else – the American military screwing something up and causing people to die, go crazy, and commit murder.  More accurately, a military plane crashes, polluting the water supply of a small town with a chemical weapon that causes either death or insanity.  As you’ll see in the trailer below, the longer people are affected by it, the more like a zombie they start to look.  But they’re not zombies.  Honest.

Now I can’t claim to be a fan of the original, but I can say that this movie looks badass.  I’m a big Tim Olyphant supporter and he looks like he’s nailing the role he was born to play – Sheriff of Asskicking, ala his Deadwood performance.  Radha Mitchell, who ain’t bad to look at, is also in the cast looking suitably frightened at every turn.  The crazies themselves look good, the production value looks high, and picture is crisp.  Towards the end there in the big rig the CGI looked a little “not great” but overall this trailer has taken The Crazies (2010) from “Oh yeah they’re remaking that” to “Oh yeah I want to see it.” This just could be an unexpected, action packed blood soaked thrill ride.  

The Crazies will make you go insane on February 26th, 2010. Watch the trailer in high definition over at Apple.

What did you think of The Crazies trailer?  Are you fan of the original?

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