What with Hollywood types seemingly on a crusade to remake every great horror film of the 1970s and 1980s, it was only a matter of time before they turned their attentions to David Cronenberg’s body of work.
After all, the Canadian director had a run of classic horror films, including Rabid, Scanners, Shivers, The Brood and Videodrome, that remains impressive to this day – and now one of those is about to be remade by Spyglass Entertainment.
If you’ve been paying attention to the headline of this story, you’ll already know that it’s The Brood, Cronenberg’s 1979 shocker about a sinister psychiatric hospital, a patient with one or two tiny mental problems, and a gaggle of psychopathic children.
For once, though, we’re not going to rant and rave about a great horror being remade, because – despite some memorable moments (placenta eating, yum!) and the presence of Oliver Reed and ever-frightening demon kids with mad staring eyes – The Brood is probably the weakest of Cronenberg’s early, scary movies, and is ripe for a revamp.
Cory Goodman is the guy who pitched the remake to Spyglass and will write the screenplay, about a woman who… well, we won’t say as spoilers abound. But if you want to go to Variety and read all about it, you can. We’re not stopping you.