Acclaimed commercials director Adam Berg is in talks to make his feature directorial debut on a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1983 body horror meets media satire classic “Videodrome” at Universal Pictures says Deadline.
James Woods starred in the original about a cable TV programmer who tried to make his station relevant by programming ‘Videodrome’, a reality TV series that depicts torture and murder that transfixes viewers.
He soon uncovers a political conspiracy tied to a malicious broadcast signal within the show that causes disturbing hallucinations and brain tumours in an effort to ideologically “purge” North America.
The film recently made it onto the Sight and Sound Poll’s Top 250 films of all time list and is famous for its catchphrase “Long Live the New Flesh”.
Ehren Kruger is penning the remake and will produce with Daniel Bobker.