14 December 2011 3:48 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Indie legend and Corman go-to-guy Jim (Chopping Mall, Return Of The Swamp Thing) Wynorski is helming a remake of the notorious 1959 Ray Kellogg creature feature The Giant Gila Monster. Famous Monsters sat down with Jim to chat about the project and share some production pics. The film, aiming for SyFy release in 2012, is currently shooting in Franklin, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis.

Despite wearing it’s meager budget on it’s sleeve, the original Gila made an impression on Wynorski that endured as he made his way in Hollywood. “I saw it on TV when I was a kid, and even then I understood it was a cheaply made movie,” shares the director. “It didn’t have a big budget, but it had a cool premise with the hot rods and rock n’ roll. When the film fell into public domain, it was always in the back of my mind to »

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