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The Soska Sisters remake of David Cronenberg's Rabid will be body horror

04.06.2017by: Mike Sprague

We were just hit with an update on the remake of David Cronenberg's THE FLY earlier this morning and -- Wait, is it a remake of Cronenberg's THE FLY? I mean, Cronenberg's version was itself a remake...

My head hurts.

Anyways, we have already told you guys the Soska Sisters would be remaking Cronenberg's very early film RABID way back in February of last year, but news of the remake has been quiet since.

Until today that is.

The sisters were talking to The Horror Channel and let slip so bit regarding their approach to the remake. Sylvia Soska explains:

We are very honored to have been the team chosen to take on the remake of Cronenberg’s Rabid. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of remakes but that’s if they don’t have anything new to bring to the story. We have a unique perspective just because of who we are to tell the story from Rose’s eyes as well as make a commentary on the increasingly rabid world that we live in. Also, we’ve been dying to get back into body horror. Ten years into David’s filmmaking career, he remade The Fly and it brought him to this new level. This is ten years into our career and this will be our first film that gets a wide theatrical release, so it feels like a good pairing. We just have to make sure we don’t let down our country, our fanbase, and our hero. No pressure.

The sisters bring up an interesting point here: why not remake Cronenberg, he remade THE FLY? But that's coming from me, a guy who doesn't hate remakes. I mean the original film isn't manipulated or touched so I say, who cares if we see the film presented through the lens of new talent? I'm (mostly) always down for a remake.

The original will survive, I promise.

We will let you know when we hear more on The Soska Sisters RABID Remake.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Soska Sisters film?

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