The story is here on Ain’t It Cool News. All I can say to this is… give me a fucking break. Some movies are so distinctive and bizarre that there is no reason to ever remake them – they stand outside of time; they can’t be dated, exactly, because they were utterly anomalous to begin with. “Carnival of Souls,” for example (can’t you see that Michael Bay-ed up with Scarlett Johannson as the buxom young dead lass, and modern rock hits of 2002 replacing the original lame-o organ score? oh yes!); or “Blue Velvet” (what “Blue Velvet” needs is less Dennis Hopper acting like a freak and more Jessica Biel in her underpants, am I right, people? …no, I am not.) “Videodrome” is another such a movie, as are most by Cronenberg. Universal: do the right thing and leave this in development hell.
Universal plans to remake “Videodrome”