Sister directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (“American Mary,” “See No Evil 2”) have come on board to helm a remake of David Cronenberg’s 1977 Canadian zombie thriller “Rabid” for Somerville House Releasing.
Porn star Marilyn Chambers played the lead role in the original of a woman injured in a motorcycle accident who undergoes experimental plastic surgery and develops a stinger that she uses to feed on people’s blood – triggering an outbreak of a rabies-like epidemic that turns its victims into bloodthirsty zombies.
One of Cronenberg’s earliest works, the filmmaker went on to the likes of more well-known terror tales like “Scanners,” “The Brood,” “Videodrome” and “The Fly”.
John Vidette, Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker will produce. Filming will take place in the summer in Canada.