Adam Berg Set To Helm Remake Of Cronenberg Classic VIDEODROME
The remake machine continues to thunder on. This time Berg - a commercials director who was at one time attached to the Deadpool movie - is set to make his feature debut with a updated version of the sci-fi classic for Universal Pictures..
Long live the new flesh eh? Deadline report that celebrated commercials director Adam Berg is in talks to helm a remake of the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed sci-fi flick for Universal Pictures. Ehren Kruger scripted the remake and is producing with partner Daniel Bobker.
The original movie was a dark, disturbing tale about the head of a tv channel (James Woods) who tries to make his station relevant by programming Videodrome, a series that depicts sadistic scenes of torture and murder to transfix viewers. It was directed by David Cronenberg - who stirred up a bit of controversy here on CBM recently - and has, like much of the director's work, a strong cult following. So this news probably won't sit too well with many fans, especially because Deadline also report that the plan is to "modernize the concept, infusing it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller." Dear oh dear.
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