It had been rumored for years. You didn’t want it to happen. Here we are.
Sadly, Deadline reports that Swedish music video director Adam Berg is Universal’s choice for Videodrome, their controversial remake of David Cronenberg‘s seminal body horror feature. If you love that film (the odds certainly aren’t low), it’s possible your skin’s started to crawl like a late-night viewer of Channel 83 — but it gets worse.
As was unbeknownst to yours truly until reading this story, it turns out Ehren Kruger (Transformers 3, Scream 4) has already written a screenplay which will “modernize the concept [by] infusing it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.”
Do I even have the time or energy to explain how that goes against Videodrome? No, not really. You should have some idea yourself; if that, however, is not the case, go watch the original to make it all clear. And that’s even if a smart writer was behind the project! Oh, what a mess this whole thing sounds like.
Berg, to be fair, showed talent with his award-winning, Dark Knight-inspired short, Carousel, while some other projects display a similar flair for temporal effects. Those have actually been good enough for him to almost land the Deadpool movie that’s never getting made, too. Now it’s Videodrome, a place I fear is not ideal to start a second career.
Watch the aforementioned piece here:
Does the Videodrome remake appear to be in good shape with this pairing of director and screenwriter?
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