New X-(the)Man Movie!

March 11, 2009

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Yeaaaahhhh, now here's a movie where we might see a fully dressed lady, then get a POV shot where that clothed lady is now a naked lady. Tim Burton long ago abandoned his ancient plan to remake Roger Corman's X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, but now 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is in talks to take over the project:

Spanish helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo has made a deal with MGM to develop a film based on director Roger Corman's 1963 pic "X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes," a movie from the Lion's library.

The original starred Ray Milland as a scientist who is near a breakthrough in X-ray vision technology when his funding is cut off. Desperate to show results, the doc applies eye drops that eventually cause him to lose control over his growing powers.

Besides that implicit naked lady shot, I hope, as the old poster hints, we also get a shot of a regular chimp, then get a shot of that chimp's bone structure. Don't deny it, guys, every one of you who somehow acquired x-ray vision know you'd be stealing illicit glances at primate skeletons.

'X-Ray' next for Fresnadillo [Variety]

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