To be honest, I don't think it would be hard to improve on the original. I admit, a lot of that is because I'd argue its Cronenberg's worst movie, and I'm sure Hollywood could find a way to make it worse, but... I have a lot more hope for this remake. The trailer already looks like a massive improvement in terms of plot ver the first one, as it doesn't feel like someone decided, "Hey, lets mix an incredibly inefficient Vampire with Zombies!" Yes, in some ways it's still a zombie outbreak, however, they seem to be taking more advantage of having a patient zero viewpoint character, and they're just doing a lot more to setup how the character ends up the way they do. I realize I'm judging a lot by a trailer but, I'm sorry, the original Rabid has always left a really bad taste in my mouth because there are so many decisions it makes I don't understand.Rabid wasn't a movie I expected to get a remake, but this doesn't look terrible... though the lines "It spreads like an STD" and "If we don't stop it it could affect all of mankind" probably shouldn't be put right after each other.
... Huh. I don't remember that, but, to be fair, I haven't watched it in awhile.I think it was in her armpit because that's where the surgery was. Or a big part of where the surgery was.
Ah, k.My point on finding Rabid unlikely to be remade wasn't because I think it's a great movie, but because it's a fairly old, not very remarkable one. But the patient zero viewpoint character is it's big selling point (unless you have some particular interest in armpit rabies), so I suppose if you want to make a movie like that you might as well attach a name to it that will draw in some more viewers.