September 26, 2015

John Hyams to Direct Maniac Cop Remake

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This is news from yesterday but in case you missed it, according to Twitch Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning/Regeneration director John Hyams is set to direct a remake of Manic Cop.

This is actually a remake I don’t mind because with all of the controversy going on just now about police brutality, you could have some interesting social commentary.

The plot of the original movie is as follows: Innocent people are being brutally murdered on the streets of New York City by a uniformed police officer. As the death toll rises and City Hall attempts a cover-up, Frank McCrae heads the investigation.


A young cop, Jack Forrest, finds himself under arrest as the chief suspect, having been the victim of a set-up by the real killer and a mysterious woman phone-caller. Forrest, his girlfriend Theresa, and McCrae set out to solve the puzzle before the Maniac Cop can strike again.

Hyams also confirmed this news on his Twitter page.

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I’m intrigued to see how this turns out but I’m also pleased to see Hyams getting more work as I think he is one of the most talented action directors out there today.

Source: Twitch

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone. We also want to help promote new talent whether you're making blockbusters, low-budget Indie movies or fan films; if it's action, it's awesome.



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