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A Director Has Been Found for the Videodrome Remake

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Deadline

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http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/universal-sets-adam-berg-to-helm-videodrome-remake/

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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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  • SOUL

    Universal has decided to do a re-make of”Videdrome” . It just so happens SOUL wrote 2 songs specifically about this movie and here is a small tidbit of one of them.Unfortunately it’s “LIVE” and not the best quality but If you have seen the original you’ll get the drift. An Awesome film with scenes of the future to come or by now the future that has come and passed. I would LOVE to bring some Metal to the soundtrack for the new film. “Welcome to the New Flesh” by SOUL …..Enjoy!
    Category:
    Music
    License:
    Standard YouTube License

    Hers the URL for the video if you would check it out

    http://youtu.be/xYEAzK18cT8

    OR THE EMBEDED CODE

  • Vanvance1

    Wow. What a collosal waste of time. Even saying that it will be a large scale SF action thriller shows just how clueless the producers are. It makes you think they never saw the original.

    So pointless. This is ‘The Hitcher’ remake pointless.

  • Jinx

    No.

  • Terminal

    A script from the guy behind Blood and Chocolate?! GOODY!

    • theGoldenSimatar

      He also cowrote Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and solo on Transformers: Dark of the Moon

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Last I heard about this it was a April Fools joke with Paul W.S Anderson as the director.

    Honestly a remake of Videodrome using social media and video websites wouldn’t be that bad a thing. I think it could work quite well, keep the tone and respect to the original story while making it relevant to the modern audience. It could be a good movie.

    Nano-tech…we’re a decade or two of that being widely available I’d say.

  • LSD Zombie

    A Cronenberg remake is about as thrilling to me as a colonoscopy. There should be a law against remaking Cronenberg and Verhoeven films.