The Hitcher - Michael Bay plans RemakePosted by:
Our friends from Bloody Disgusting had the chance to talk to Michael Bay, on the set of his upcoming Sci-Fi movie "The Island". They could ask the director about his upcoming projects.
At the moment Michael Bay plans to remake Robert Harmon's Thriller "The Hitcher". In the original movie C. Thomas Howell plays a guy taking a drive-away car from Chicago to San Diego. On a whim, in the rain, and against his better judgment, he picks up a hitchhiker (Rutger Hauer).
The hitcher quickly admits to being a murdering psychopath, and once Howell finally gets him out of his car, he is pursued with all the vengeance of the ancient furies.
We're never sure if the hitcher is a figment of his imagination, making Howell a schizophrenic killer, or if he's real and Howell is the random victim of a wandering madman, which is how his potential new girlfriend (Jennifer Jason Leigh) thinks of him.
Stay tuned to read more about the development of this project.
Source: Bloody Disgusting