If you’ve never directed a movie before, it takes a fair amount of chutzpah to take on a remake of a classic body horror by David Cronenberg, but Universal Pictures is moving forward on its languishing remake of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, hiring commercial director Adam Berg to make his feature directorial debut with the film.
The remake was first announced 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 and rather unsettling effect on viewers. The 2009 reports suggested they planned to include nano-technology and make this a massive action sci-fi thriller.
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. There’s no news on when the Videodrome do-over might shoot. (Source: Deadline)