MADRID, 22 Sep. (CultureLeisure) –
After nearly a decade of inactivity, David Cronenberg is back in full force. The filmmaker premieres this 2022 his new film, crimes of the future and has just received the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Now, HBO has wanted to join the Canadian’s return to the spotlight by preparing a series about one of his first great successes, Scanners.
Tape 1981 Scanners It meant the definitive consecration of Cronenberg in the cinematographic panorama. Starring Michael Ironside and Stephen Lacktells the story of a world in which some people called scanners possess incredible mental powers. A company wants to get hold of them for its own benefit, which leads to a disturbing chase with hints of terror, in true Cronenberg style.
As Deadline reports, HBO has managed to acquire the rights to produce a remake in series format. William Bridges, screenwriter of Black Mirror, will be in charge of the scripts of a project that will be directed by Yann Demange (Lovecraft Territory). This time the plot will focus on two women who live on the fringes of society and who are persecuted by agents with unimaginable powers.. Both will have to learn to work together if they want to end a great conspiracy determined to subdue them.
Despite the changes in his narrative, the source assures that the series will be set in the same world born from the mind of Cronenberg. In addition, the director will act as producer to supervise the respect for the original material. For now, yes, it is unknown who will be part of the cast or when the release date of the new Scanners will be set.