Videodrome Remake Moving Forward

Universal may have put the brakes on Gore Verbinski’s BioShock but that doesn’t mean they don’t have other large sci-fi tinged projects waiting in the wings.

Variety is reporting Universal is moving ahead with a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1983 horror thriller Videodrome. Writer Ehren Kruger is already in place to pen a script and co-produce with partner Daniel Bobker.

The new Videodrome will modernize the original’s concept where James Woods’s character, the head of a TV station, programs a murderous and pornographic show called Videodrome which he and viewers become dangerously obsessed with.

The new Videodrome is expected to be bumped to a large-scale sci-fi action film with the “possibilities of nano-technology.” Any similarities to the upcoming GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its nanomites are hopefully purely coincidental.

The big question is will David Cronenberg return to direct the Videodrome remake for Universal, the same studio that distributed his last film Eastern Promises? Or will he move towards an Eastern Promises sequel that has been hinted at? I vote for both.

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