First image released of Laura Vandervoort in remake of Rabid

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

"Twisted twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska are currently busy crafting a remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film RABID (you can pick up a copy of that film HERE). The remake stars Laura Vandervoort, and yesterday the actress took to her Twitter account to share the first image of herself in character.

Vandervoort takes on the role of Rose in RABID, a character played by Marilyn Chambers in the original film. Rose is a woman who, 

following a disfiguring accident, receives an untested stem cell treatment that, while it restores her beauty, has dangerous consequences.

This first image doesn't show all that much, it's just Rose sitting on a floor with no pants on… but now we know what Rose looks like in the movie.

RABID is set in "the world of high fashion", and Vandervoort is joined in the cast by Ben Hollingsworth as a fashion photographer and Mackenzie Gray as an arrogant fashion designer. Also in the film are Hanneke Talbot as Rose's best friend and, in unspecified roles, AJ Mendez and CM Punk.

A Back 40 Pictures production, RABID is being produced by Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette.

Scream Factory will be distributing the film across multiple platforms in the United States. A71 Entertainment will be distributing RABID in Canada, with 101 Films distributing it in the United Kingdom.

Source: Twitter

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