I Spit On Your Grave remake underway

A video nasty gets the reboot treatment.

ISpitOnYourGraveposterRevenge movie I Spit On your Grave is getting the remake treatment, according to sources over at Moviehole. The news itself comes from director Steven Monroe, who along with admitting that he is stepping behind the camera on this feature, had this to say about the project:

“I always have a lot of respect for people who make films that push the envelope and I remember seeing the film in 1980, and even when re-watching recently it disturbed me enough that each time it stayed with me for several days,” says Monroe before speaking about the negative attention he might receive from critics regarding the nature of this movie. “I hope that maybe they can at least wait until the film is released and make a educated decision then, even if they still hate it, they have at least seen it.”

The original I Spit On Your Grave was released in 1978 and was instantly controversial due to its brutal depiction of gang rape and violence. Directed by Meir Zarchi, the film was banned in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom. The argument still rages as to whether this is an exploitative text, or a feminist study of violence against women.

With Monroe confirming that both cast and crew have been appointed, and that filming will take place in Shreveport, LA, it seems that distributor Anchor Bay is aiming for a Halloween 2010 release for this fast-tracked reboot.