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Videodrome being remade by music video/commercial director Adam Berg

08.22.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Long live the old flesh.

All you need to know: Universal Pictures is remaking David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME. The script was written by Ehren Kruger (THE RING, TRANSFORMERS 2 and 3), and a director named Adam Berg will be making his feature debut on it.

Berg is evidently a celebrated director of music videos and commercials. One Philips ad in particular, called "Carousel," has garnered him a lot of attention, and won the prestigious Cannes Lions Film Grand Prix, "the first time ever that an online spot had breached the walls of the TV-centric award category." (You can watch that admittedly cool commercial below.)

The original film, starring James Woods and Debbie Harry, has the following synopsis (in case, for some reason, you don't know what it's about): When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called "Videodrome." As he unearths the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Rennís ordinary life dissolves around him, he finds himself at the center of a conflict between opposing factions in the struggle to control the truth behind the radical human future of "the New Flesh."

According to Deadline, Kruger and producing partner Daniel Bobker plan to "modernize the concept, infusing it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller."

That sure sounds fun, right...? You can check out a sample of Berg's reel right HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Since they're going forward with it anyway, what would you like to see from a VIDEODROME remake?
Source: Deadline.com

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4:56AM on 08/23/2012
Whilst I will admit that the above trailer is pretty cool, I just don't think anyone else will be able to make a film like Videodrome work without the insanity of David Cronenberg.

I have to say the guy has balls to remake a film like Videodrome, but i just cannot see it working--especially with the changes he want to make.
Whilst I will admit that the above trailer is pretty cool, I just don't think anyone else will be able to make a film like Videodrome work without the insanity of David Cronenberg.

I have to say the guy has balls to remake a film like Videodrome, but i just cannot see it working--especially with the changes he want to make.
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7:18PM on 08/22/2012
judging from that Carousel commercial, one thing is certain, Videodrome will be stylish as hell, and though i never saw the original videodrome, that's basically all i can say right now, but judging from TarantinoDork's comment, i think i need to put videodrome on my list of movies i need to see before the remake comes out.
Plus James Woods is fucking bad ass in everything i have seen him in so far, specially John Carpenters Vampires.

judging from that Carousel commercial, one thing is certain, Videodrome will be stylish as hell, and though i never saw the original videodrome, that's basically all i can say right now, but judging from TarantinoDork's comment, i think i need to put videodrome on my list of movies i need to see before the remake comes out.
Plus James Woods is fucking bad ass in everything i have seen him in so far, specially John Carpenters Vampires.

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4:50PM on 08/22/2012
That commercial is great, but fuck this remake.

You can't improve upon a movie that had James Woods dildoing his VCR Vagina-gut with the barrel of a gun.
That commercial is great, but fuck this remake.

You can't improve upon a movie that had James Woods dildoing his VCR Vagina-gut with the barrel of a gun.
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