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Adam Berg Hired For Videodrome Remake
Ads man will direct the new pic

22 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Adam Berg Hired For Videodrome Remake

Though Universal has been developing a remake of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome since at least 2009, things got a step closer to reality (which seems like an odd word to use in regards to the movie) today with ads director Adam Berg scoring the job of directing.

Back when it was first announced, all we knew was that Arlington Road / Transformers: Dark Of The Moon writer Ehren Kruger had been engaged to craft the new script, which would apparently update the film’s original premise to include nano-technology.

Cronenberg’s trippy, bloody 1983 original saw James Woods as a sleazy cable TV boss who discovers a weird show called Videodrome. The pulsating signal begins to inflict him with visions and genetic mutations.

Naturally, there will be the school of thought that Videodrome doesn’t really need to be remade and/or that Cronenberg himself followed up on the idea with eXistenZ, but Berg has some impressive work under his belt already (particularly this short), and at least deserves a chance to prove he can bring something new to the table, even if it is for a reboot…


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If Berg is so impressive, get him to come up with his own unique story set in a world he created. He's just copying someone else, hack.. More

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