02/14/18 David Cronenberg’s ‘Rabid’ Remake

David Cronenberg’s classic horror film Rabid is getting remade after Shout! Studios acquired the U.S rights to the reboot, which is being made by Dead Hooker In A Trunk filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska. The remake of the film, which they adapted with John Serge and tells the story of a woman who feeds on people’s blood after a motorcycle accident, is being produced by Back 40 Pictures in conjunction with Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation with Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde, and John Vidette are serving as producers. Principal photography is set to begin in April. Back 40 Pictures will handle theatrical distribution in the U.S., while sales agent Film Mode Entertainment, run by Clay Epstein, has taken international and has already sold it to 101 Films in the UK. “Remaking one of the seminal films of David Cronenberg’s early work is audacious, exciting and not a little nerve-wracking. But there are no better hands in which to place this challenge than the four belonging to the enormously talented Soska sisters.  Their creative vision will both honor the Cronenberg ethos and find in Rabid a currency that will terrify today’s audiences,” said Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.


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