One of the best movies of all time is getting a modern upgrade.
Celebrated commercials helmer Adam Berg is in talks to make his feature directing debut on Videodrome, the remake of the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed film that is set up at Universal Pictures. Deadline adds that Ehren Kruger (The Ring, The Skeleton Key) scripted the remake and is producing with partner Daniel Bobker. Why remake as film nobody but genre hounds have heard of? Beats me…
Berg won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival for his Carousel ad (below) for Philips, and has helmed numerous other commercials and short films.
James Woods starred in the original Videodrome 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.