One of David Cronenberg's greatest sci-fi hits, Videodrome, is the latest Universal property being targeted for a reboot. Considering how edgy this one was in the '80s, it's definitely ripe for a modern interpretation.
The new version will likely be directed by commercial auteur Adam Berg, who is trying to make the transition into feature films. With Videodrome, he'll definitely have his hands full.
It was definitely ahead of its time in 1983, and here's the synopsis for the original version for a taste of what we can expect for the new version:
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called "Videodrome." As he unearths the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Renn's ordinary life dissolves around him, he finds himself at the center of a conflict between opposing factions in the struggle to control the truth behind the radical human future of "the New Flesh."
According to Deadline, the team will likely make some tweaks to modernize the storyline, with nanotechnology a likely option (hey, Iron Man 3 is doing it, so why not?), along with more straight-up action.
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