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Dr. Mabuse Rises from the Grave

A few months after word reached us that Harry Alan Towers is working on a new Fu Manchu movie, Variety reports that a group of German companies are looking to bring back another classic villain with horror ties: the notorious criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse, first immortalized by Fritz Lang in 1922's Dr. Mabuse - The Gambler. The new take on Mabuse comes from Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Universum, and CCC Filmkunst. The latter company is run by Artur Brauner, who previously produced seven Mabuse films, starting with Lang's last entry in the series, 1960's The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Filming is set to start later this year.

The Return of Fu Manchu

Production company Distant Horizon (Prey) has hired screenwriters Eddie and Chris Borey (Open Grave) to revive Sax Rohmer's pulp villain Fu Manchu for a new film, according to Variety.com. Distant Horizon will be co-producing the as-yet untitled film with Harry Alan Towers, who produced a series of Fu Manchu flicks starring Christopher Lee in the 1960s, and Maria Rohm, who acted in The Vengeance of Fu Manchu and The Blood of Fu Manchu.

The character was last seen in a cameo in Rob Zombie's fake Grindhouse trailer, "Werewolf Women of the SS", portrayed by Nicholas Cage.

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