Back in 1983, Michael Mann tried to make The Keep but had major issues with the production. In the end, the movie had over 100 minutes of run time cut by the studio and it wasn’t the movie that Mann wanted to release.

This was a shame, as the story is really interesting. Based on a book by F Paul Wilson, The Keep took place in WWII. A group of Nazis are holed up in a castle, which hides an ancient demon. They end up having to turn to a Jewish historian to help them battle it.

The Keep

Wilson took to Twitter this week:

Greg Nicotero has directed almost 40 episodes of The Walking Dead and his special effects company has worked on productions like The Walking Dead, Alita: Battle Angel, The Hateful Eight, and The Man With the Iron Fists, it’s a pretty impressive resume.

Obviously, it’s early days for the production but it sounds like it might be able to produce the movie Mann would have liked to have made.

The original version of The Keep starred Scott Glenn, Ian McKellan, Alberta Watson, Jurgen Prochnow, Robert Prosky, and Gabriel Byrne. It was written and directed by Mann and was based on the book, but the finished movie suffered from bad editing, and unfinished effects. It did not perform well.

The Keep

The Keep still has a cult following though, if you can see past what is there, it has the bones of a good movie. Hopefully, this new one will be better.

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