Production begins on The Soska Sisters’ Rabid remake
Fangoria announced today via Twitter that production on Rabid has officially started, a remake of David Cronenberg’s film of the same name released in 1977. In the tweet, we get to see directors The Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk) in action on the first day of filming. Make sure you check out the photo below!
It was also announced that Ben Hollingsworth (Code Black) has joined the cast playing a fashion photographer in the film. He joins Laura Vandervoort (Bitten) as Rose, Hanneke Talbot (Playing Dead) as Rose’s best friend, Mackenzie Gray (Legion) as a fashion designer, and CM Punk (WWE) and AJ Mendez (WWE Raw) in undisclosed roles.
Rabid is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors that established a huge following with the 2012 horror film American Mary. With a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective, and the addition of Laura Vandervoort, the new Rabid is going to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film.
Rabid has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada.
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing.