Universal Pictures is moving forward on its languishing remake of David Cronenberg's Videodrome, hiring commercial director Adam Berg for his feature directorial debut.
Universal lands director Adam Berg for the Videodrome remake
We first reported on this remake back in April 2009, when Universal brought on Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Dark of the Moon) to write the screenplay. The original starred James Woods as the head of Civic TV Channel 83. He injects new life into the network by airing a program dubbed Videodrome, which depicts gruesome murders and other violent acts that have a unique effect on viewers. Our initial report revealed that they plan to include nano-technology and make this a massive action sci-fi thriller.
Daniel Bobker will produce alongside Ehren Kruger, with René Malo serving as executive producer. Adam Berg has won numerous awards for his commercials and short films, such as the Film Grand Prix award at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
Videodrome was released February 4th, 1983 and stars James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner. The film is directed by David Cronenberg.
Videodrome is in development .