Whether you adore the works of horror auteur David Cronenberg or are utterly perplexed by them, you must admit he's a filmmaker who puts a very distinctive stamp on all he touches. So much so that it's difficult to imagine any of his films virtually any other way. But Universal feels confident that they can make a commercially successful revamp of Videodrome, his original sci-fi body-horror feature that is often counted as quintessential Cronenberg.
Word of this remake first arose back in 2009, but since then it seemed to have sunk into the abyss of Hollywood development. Now, it's re-emerged with Deadline reporting that Universal has hired heralded commercial director Adam Berg to helm. The Videodrome remake will be his feature directorial debut.
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