Cult Film Maniac Cop Being Rebooted as HBO Series

HBO has given the greenlight to a TV series reboot of the 80s/90s cult horror franchise Maniac Cop, about a killer ex-police officer who returns from the dead, seeking revenge on the people who wronged him.

As Deadline reports, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is executive producing the project along with John Hyams (Z Nation, Black Summer) as part of Nefn’s new byNWR Originals studio.

Refn’s desire to revamp and remake Maniac Cop has been a passion project of his for a while, originally intending, back in 2016, for it to be new movie trilogy (to be directed by Hyams).

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