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'Videodrome' Remake Moves Forward with Director Adam Berg

The director will make his feature debut with this reboot of David Cronenberg's bizarre cable access thriller.
Universal lands director Adam Berg for the Videodrome remake
Universal lands director Adam Berg for the Videodrome remake
Universal Pictures is moving forward on its languishing remake of David Cronenberg's Videodrome, hiring commercial director Adam Berg for his feature directorial debut.

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 .



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (17)

  1. Vanboy

    I have to say, Videodrome was the most booooring Cronenberg movie ever, that had no direction and was filled with pseudo-other-worldly, lame, electronic wonder in a period of limited technology for what the story called for. VHS tape to run a program inside a Human being?! Puleeease! It should have at least been a floppy disc shoved in his stomach. In the remake I'm sure a USB port will emerge from his belly button. And once the flash drive is connected the belly button will suck it in. At least the receiver won't have an opening that looks like a giant breathing vagina in their stomach. And the movie was just a reason for Debbie Harry to get her ears pierced for free and to show her breasts in feature film. James Woods is a good actor, but not even he could pull off the desperate weirdness, substituting for a plot in that movie. I'm sure the remake WILL be better. It couldn't be worse than the original. Scanners, The Dead Zone and The Fly remake are Cronenberg's masterpieces.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  2. Mwheeler1324

    @bawnian-dexeus I like that idea a hole lot! Better then taking classic great movies that don't need to be made over cause it was good then.

    2 years agoby @mwheeler1324Flag

  3. Mwheeler1324

    @thedude1 to late dude. So sick of remake after remake. Is nothing safe anymore?

    2 years agoby @mwheeler1324Flag

  4. THE JOKER

    they can easily come up with new ideas and have them sell... Look at Inception for instance... very original and people fell in love with it... these remakes are just not needed!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  5. renodc

    My beef with studios would be that when making these remakes and reboots for the most part (there are exceptions) they seemingly put very little effort into at least attempting to make them as good or better than the original.

    2 years agoby @renodcFlag

  6. renodc

    I've never been one to carry the banner for the Studios, but the remake and reboot craze is mostly attributed to the fact that dip$hit moviegoers go for it and rarely will go for anything original. Studios have to make money and unfortunately that means they have to make movies the idiots will buy tickets for.

    2 years agoby @renodcFlag

  7. THE JOKER

    Stop f*cking doing remakes!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  8. The_Crow2k

    Reboot and another reboot and a remake...and a prequel...and sequel.
    Enough already.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  9. SpaceCowboy

    Lars von Trier should remake it :P

    2 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  10. TheDude1

    Videodrome is a classic. Please don't touch it.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Better to remake movies that never did well or were done poorly than movies that no one even asked for

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. CUPID

    Another remake....

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  13. Cripple

    FFFUUUUUUUUU

    2 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. Writer220

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Troll is on the list of remakes where the name Harry Potter came from.
    Critters was a bad franchise but I enjoyed them.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  15. skywise

    This is my all time favorite Cronenberg movie. Cant believe anyone will be able to pull it off better than he did. This was Cronenberg at his most unconvential phases in his career. This should not happen.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  16. Nicholaus XX

    @writer220 -- Why don't they ever remake terrible movies? Troll 2? Killer Klowns From Outer Space? Anyone?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  17. Writer220

    please stop remaking films, it's getting old.

    Hollywood does need new management, out with the old and in with the new. Films need to be appreciated, Independent films need to take over.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag