James Wan Keen To Remake Cult Horror Film ‘Chopping Mall’

Shopping costs an arm and a leg – literally! Jim Wynorski‘s Chopping Mall is a cult classic that many fans of horror seem to enjoy, including horror master James Wan. So much so that he wants to make a remake of it.

Speaking with Slash Film, the director and producer expressed interest in making a remake of Chopping Mall and giving it his own unique touch.

“I have many horror films that I think are just fun that I love, and I’m pretty sure the horror community shares them with me. I love movies like Chopping Mall. I love Night of the Creeps. These, to me, are just sort of fun horror films that I would love to be able to dive into one day, or do them but with the way that I make my films,” said Wan.

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Wan has an extensive resume including fan-favourite horror franchises Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring but has recently been releasing “frightful fun” movies like Malignant and M3GAN. Chopping Mall definitely seems like something up Wan’s alley.

Made in 1986, Chopping Mall is a techno-horror film that follows eight teenagers who are trapped in a shopping mall that is guarded by three high-tech robots programmed to disable and apprehend thieves using tasers and tranquillizer guns. However, the robots go awry and start killing any human they encounter.

The movie starred  Kelli Maroney, Tony O’Dell, John Terlesky, Russell Todd, Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov and Barbara Crampton.