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"Videodrome" Gets New Flesh

By Garth Franklin Monday April 27th 2009 03:08AM

Universal Pictures is set to remake David Cronenberg's kooky 1983 sci-fi thriller "Videodrome" reports Variety.

In the original, James Woods played the head of a sleazy Canadian TV station which jazzes up the ratings by receiving abd broadcastings transmissions of a show called "Videodrome" which shows torture and murder.

Later he finds that a side-effect of the Videodrome signal is maliciously provoking brain tumours in the viewer and causing hallucinations which are able to manifest in his physical flesh.

The new one will introduce the idea of nano-technology and make the film a large-scale sci-fi action piece. Cronenberg is not yet involved in the new project.

Ehren Kruger ("The Skeleton Key") will pen the script and produce alongside Daniel Bobker.

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