Night of the Comet is getting a remake

80s cult horror, zombie apocalypse film Night of the Comet is getting a big screen remake at Orion.

Orion Pictures has set Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound) to pen a reimagining of the film. The cult original followed two sisters facing off against cannibal zombies after a comet wipes out most of life on Earth. The film and its female protagonists hit home with genre fans including Joss Whedon who credited it as one of the inspirations for Buffy Summers. The update will skew horror-sci-fi rather than comedy.

Benjamin’s other credits include horror anthologies VHS and XX. 

Check out the trailer to the original Night of the Comet below.