‘Videodrome’ Remake Moves Forward with Director Adam Berg

The director will make his feature debut with this reboot of David Cronenberg's bizarre cable access thriller.
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‘Videodrome’ Remake Moves Forward with Director Adam Berg

Universal lands director Adam Berg for the Videodrome remake Universal Pictures is moving forward on its languishing remake of David Cronenberg's Videodrome, hiring commercial director Adam Berg for his feature directorial debut.

We first reported on this remake 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 effect on viewers. Our initial report revealed that they plan to include nano-technology and make this a massive action sci-fi thriller.

Daniel Bobker will produce alongside Ehren Kruger, with René Malo serving as executive producer. 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.

Videodrome was released February 4th, 1983.

Videodrome is in development .

Sources:Deadline

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  • vanboy • 3 years ago

    I have to say, Videodrome was the most booooring Cronenberg movie ever, that had no direction and was filled with pseudo-other-worldly, lame, electronic wonder in a period of limited technology for what the story called for. VHS tape to run a program inside a Human being?! Puleeease! It should have at least been a floppy disc shoved in his stomach. In the remake I'm sure a USB port will emerge from his belly button. And once the flash drive is connected the belly button will suck it in. At least the receiver won't have an opening that looks like a giant breathing vagina in their stomach. And the movie was just a reason for Debbie Harry to get her ears pierced for free and to show her breasts in feature film. James Woods is a good actor, but not even he could pull off the desperate weirdness, substituting for a plot in that movie. I'm sure the remake WILL be better. It couldn't be worse than the original. Scanners, The Dead Zone and The Fly remake are Cronenberg's masterpieces.

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    • mwheeler1324 • 3 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus I like that idea a hole lot! Better then taking classic great movies that don't need to be made over cause it was good then.

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      • mwheeler1324 • 3 years ago

        @thedude1 to late dude. So sick of remake after remake. Is nothing safe anymore?

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        • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

          they can easily come up with new ideas and have them sell... Look at Inception for instance... very original and people fell in love with it... these remakes are just not needed!

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          • renodc • 3 years ago

            My beef with studios would be that when making these remakes and reboots for the most part (there are exceptions) they seemingly put very little effort into at least attempting to make them as good or better than the original.

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            • renodc • 3 years ago

              I've never been one to carry the banner for the Studios, but the remake and reboot craze is mostly attributed to the fact that dip$hit moviegoers go for it and rarely will go for anything original. Studios have to make money and unfortunately that means they have to make movies the idiots will buy tickets for.

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              • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

                Stop f*cking doing remakes!

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                • the-crow2k • 3 years ago

                  Reboot and another reboot and a remake...and a prequel...and sequel.

                  Enough already.

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                  • SpaceCowboy • 3 years ago

                    Lars von Trier should remake it :P

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                    • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                      Videodrome is a classic. Please don't touch it.

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                      • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                        Better to remake movies that never did well or were done poorly than movies that no one even asked for

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                        • cupid • 3 years ago

                          Another remake....

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                          • cripple • 3 years ago

                            FFFUUUUUUUUU

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                            • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                              @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Troll is on the list of remakes where the name Harry Potter came from.

                              Critters was a bad franchise but I enjoyed them.

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                              • skywise • 3 years ago

                                This is my all time favorite Cronenberg movie. Cant believe anyone will be able to pull it off better than he did. This was Cronenberg at his most unconvential phases in his career. This should not happen.

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                                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                                  @instead8909 -- Why don't they ever remake terrible movies? Troll 2? Killer Klowns From Outer Space? Anyone?

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                                  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                                    please stop remaking films, it's getting old.

                                    Hollywood does need new management, out with the old and in with the new. Films need to be appreciated, Independent films need to take over.

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