A few years ago, before Amityville got “awakened” by Dimension another reboot was in the works entitled Amityville: The Lost Tapes. Rumors were flying on message boards about this film and what it would be about. One of the more popular ones involved a retelling of the infamous seance that took place in the home a few weeks after the Lutz family fled into the night. Tapes was to be written by Casey La Scala and Daniel Farrands. One of the directors, David Bruckner, recently spoke to Fangoria and revealed that was not the case at all. Their vision for the Amityville franchise was a bit more innovative and sounds like it could have been really fun. I would have loved to have seen their version.
The project was shelved however and Bruckner moved on. Dimension moved forward with Amityville: The Awakening instead, the release of which has been delayed numerous times. The new release date is January 2017.
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