Shout! Studios has acquired the U.S. rights (digital, on-demand, broadcast, home entertainment and select SVOD specifically) to a remake of David Cronenberg’s classic horror film “Rabid” which Back 40 Pictures, Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation will produce.
The story follows Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While it fixes Rose, the experimental transformation comes at a price – she must now feed on other’s blood.
“Dead Hooker In A Trunk” filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska are helming the new take which they adapted the script for with John Serge. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette are producing and filming aims to begin in April.