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The Children Of The Corn Are Reborn

There aren’t many things scarier than kids. I’m not even talking about creepy kids like the ones from Orphan and The Omen. I’m just talking kids, with their tears and whines and tiny hands. Seriously, why would anyone want one? That fear is multiplied greatly when it comes to kids with ill intentions, like the ones in Children of the Corn. So you kids want to kill me AND need help with your homework? Ugh! Just kill me.

Well anyone who shares that fear with me will be excited to know that The Weinstein Co. intends to bring back the Corn kids. According to Variety, the Weinstein Brothers have tapped Transformers 2 co-writer Ehren Kruger to adapt Stephen King’s short story “Children of the Corn.” So from the looks of it, this isn’t necessarily a remake of the original movie but a reboot entirely, as Kruger will be using the book as his basis rather than the film.

“If you read the short story,” said Weinstein, “it's got such a strong feeling to it and there's this religious overtone to it as well. Ehren wants to hit it hard… We are bringing something new to the story."