The scariest science fiction film of the 1980s is being remade

HBO is developing a series based on David Cronenberg’s Scanners.

by Vic Medina | published

Horror fans applaud director David Cronenberg’s genre films with the same respect as John Carpenter and Stephen King films, and one of his most disturbing 1980s films is getting a TV reboot. according to a report of time limitA series based on the 1981 film by David Cronenberg scanners Being developed by HBO. The sci-fi/horror flick, which explored a world where telepathy is used as a weapon (and featured a famous exploding head), was a success for Cronenberg, and he Established as a visionary director who earned the nickname “The King of the King”. Venereal Horror” and “The Baron of Blood.”

Thankfully, David Cronenberg himself will be involved scanners Reboot, serving as an executive producer. William Bridges, who . won a Primetime Emmy for writing an episode of black Mirror and . also wrote an episode of strange things, will write the series and act as a showrunner. Yann Demange, who directed an episode of HBO lovecraft countryas well as the critically acclaimed Matthew McConaughey film white boy rickwill direct the series.

According to a press release, the new series will be set in the “mind-bending world” of the David Cronenberg film, but it is unclear whether it is a sequel series or that it simply shares the same premise as scanners, In this new iteration, two women living on the fringes of modern society attempt to defuse an alleged “scanner” plot to control the world, as they are pursued by agents who have “scanners” of their own. There are powers. No one has yet been cast in the series, and a production start or release date has not been announced.

The original film, which was also written by David Cronenberg, spawned two Scanners sequels as well as spinoffs of which he was not a part. The story follows a fight between two “scanners,” Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) and Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack). Revok is a telepathic “guerrilla fighter” who is on a mission to destroy a corporation named Konsec, who hopes to weaponize Scanner, while Cameron is sent by Konsec to stop him.

David Cronenberg Scanners
Michael Ironside scanners (1981)

This series is by David Cronenberg for the first time. scanners With her participation will be successfully rebooted or remade. saw Director Darren Lynn Boseman unsuccessfully tried to remake scanners in 2007 for Bob Weinstein and Dimension Films, but it broke up after Bussman did not receive Cronenberg’s blessing to produce it. A 2017 reboot attempt by Media Res and production company Bron also failed.

David Cronenberg has produced some of the most compelling horror films and psychological thrillers in recent years following the success of scanners, which gained a huge following in the 1980s after its release on VHS home video as well as cable TV broadcasts. His other films include Fly with Jeff Goldblum, dead zone, videodrome, dead ringers, naked lunch, Existence, history of violenceAnd Eastern promises, His most recent film, future crimes (a remake of his debut film), earlier this year opened to critical acclaim, despite complaints of the film’s disturbing and graphic content, which involved people using surgery to distort their bodies. Huh.


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