The film first announced for a remake some time ago, Deadline now reports that Universal Pictures has hired commercials director Adam Berg to direct the big-screen remake of David Cronenberg’s 1983 masterpiece Videodrome.
The original, a commentary on the growing saturation of new media, starred James Woods as the head of Civic TV Channel 83 who makes his station relevant by programming “Videodrome,” a series that depicts torture and murder, transfixing viewers.
When the project was first announced, it was said that the tale will be modernized, focusing on nanotechnology and play out as a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.
Ehren Kruger, the screenwriter behind the two most recent Transformers films, will write the script and produce with partner Daniel Bobker. Rene Malo is attached to executive produce.