The 1987 cult classic horror comedy Street Trash is getting a remake from Ryan Kruger, the director of Fried Barry!
Variety has broken the news that the 1987 cult classic horror comedy Street Trash (buy it HERE) is getting a remake from Ryan Kruger, the director of the 2020 body horror film Fried Barry! The remake is already in production, moving the story from Brooklyn, to South Africa. Cineverse has acquired North American distribution rights. They’re planning to release the film through the Screambox streaming service sometime in 2024. The original
Street Trash, directed by J. Michael Muro, was based on a screenplay written by Roy Frumkes. Frumkes announced 13 years ago that he was writing the script for Street Trash 2011001010… But this sequel never went into production. They’re executive producing it alongside Vinegar Syndrome and Bad Dragon. The Street trash remake follows a group of homeless misfits who fight for survival after discovering a plot to eliminate every homeless person in the City
. Variety assures that this new take on the concept “stays true to the original plot — which chronicles the disgusting decay of New York wanderers after ingesting bottles of toxic alcohol — but expounds the gore to create a metaphor for something much larger.”Kruger provided the following statement: “Our reimagining of Street Trash takes place in Cape Town, South Africa where the growing divide between rich and poor has changed the world as we know it. I was a big fan of the
StreetTrash as a child, and I could not be more excited to introduce a new generation to the melted-gonzo goodness that made it such a classic. Our reimagining includes new, exciting plot components that give the film many strange twists and turns. However, the core of our film is our diverse and unique characters. Our version of Street Trash will be raw, hilarious, packed with vibrant characters and multi-colored explosions of gooey greatness. Our version of Street Trash will be raw, hilarious, packed with vibrant characters and multi-colored explosions of gooey greatness.“Fans of the Shudder series The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs
might point out the fact that Fried Barry and the original Street Trash have both been screened on that show – and it’s no coincidence, as the Street Trash remake is being produced by The Last Drive-In producers Justin Martell and Matt Manjourides of Not the Funeral Home. Cineverse’s Chris McGurk and Brandon Hill are executive producers. Brad Miska and Yolanda Macias are also involved. Protagonist Studios, Stage Five Films and Stage Five Films are handling the production in South Africa. Leave a comment to let us know what you think.