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‘Jigsaw’ Star to Topline ‘Rabid’, Remake of David Cronenberg’s Horror Classic!

Casting is officially underway on Rabid, a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name.

Bloody Disgusting learned this morning that Jigsaw star Laura Vandervoort will lead the cast of the remake, which is to be helmed by the “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker In a Trunk).

Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.

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Rabid is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge.

From Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment, Rabid has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada.

Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing.



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