Cronenberg’s “Scanners” Becomes A TV Series

Media Res and Bron Studios have beaten out the likes of Lionsgate, Paramount and Skydance and have acquired the rights to David Cronenberg’s 1981 sci-fi thriller classic “Scanners” with plans to develop it as a TV series.

Written and directed by Cronenberg, the story follows an underground network of people born with telekinetic powers living on the fringes of society that are hunted down by the forces that created them.

The plan is to develop and package the series adaptation with a high-end filmmaker and showrunner before shopping it to premium services. Michael Ellenberg, Aaron L. Gilbert, Danielle Reardon, Clark Peterson, Rene Malo, Fanny-Laure Malo and Pierre David will all executive produce.

Source: Deadline