Looking back at the last time we did a story about the Videodrome remake Universal has on its plate, it’s hard to believe it was over three years ago! Yes, things move slowly in Hollywood, but that’s about to change because a director has been chosen.
Per Deadline celebrated commercials helmer Adam Berg is in talks to make his feature directing debut on Videodrome, a remake of the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film that is set up at Universal Pictures. Ehren Kruger (The Ring, The Ring 2, Blood & Chocolate) scripted the remake and is producing with partner Daniel Bobker.
James Woods starred in the original film as the head of Civic TV Channel 83. He makes his station relevant by programming “Videodrome,” a series that depicts torture and murder that transfixes viewers. When Kruger and Bobker set it up at Universal, they planned to modernize the concept, infusing it with the possibilities of nano-technology, and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.
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