David Cronenberg’s Videodrome Being Remade
Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on April 27, 2009
Universal Pictures will remake the 1983 David Cronenberg-directed thriller Videodrome, with Ehren Kruger (Arlington Road, The Ring) set to write the script and produce with partner Daniel Bobker. The original Videodrome starred James Woods as the head of Civic TV Channel 83, who makes his station relevant by programming Videodrome, a series that depicts torture and murder that transfixes viewers. The new picture will modernize the concept, infuse it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller. Cronenberg has no role in the film as yet. He is currently working on The Matarese Circle as a starring vehicle for Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington.
Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Men In Black, Nutty Proffesor) did an amazing job heading up the Make Up department.
Contributing to the surreal visual effects were Frank Carere (Friday the 13th -TV series, Never Talk to Strangers) and Michael Lennick ( The Fly, The Dead Zone)
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