I find Elijah Wood to be a pretty versatile actor. Whether he’s the single-teared Hobbit in Lord of the Rings, or he’s the silent black-and-white killer from Sin City; he can do a range of roles. Today, we’re happy to show you a 6-minute preview of his upcoming film, Maniac, which is a remake of William Lustig‘s 1980 original. Wood plays a stalker who has a deadly obsession with scalping his female victims. Take a look at the bloody goodness below!

Here’s the synopsis for Maniac:

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

Maniac is directed by Franck Khalfoun and will open up in 2013.