HBO is reportedly developing a series adaptation of the David Cronenberg film The Scanner. hollywood reporter. The iconic director will reportedly produce.
The 1981 horror cult classic follows a small group of psychics with superpowers, telepathy, and telepathic abilities. The film’s plot centers on traitor Darryl Revok, played by Michael Ironside, trying to wage war against weapons and security company ConSec, which is trying to use people with these abilities for itself the goal of.
In HBO’s version currently in development, William Bridges (Black Mirror) will be joining director Yann Demange (Lovecraft Country) to write and write the series. Both will perform the production. The series’ description doesn’t tell us much, but in addition to confirming that the series will take place in the world of Scanners, it reads: “Pursued by ruthless agents of unimaginable power, two lives in Women on the fringes of modern society must learn to work together to overthrow a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to their knees.”
If Scanners gets the green light, it will be the second adaptation of a Cronenberg film in recent years. Amazon is also developing a series version of his 1988 film “The Bells of Death,” with Rachel Weisz playing the dual role of twin sisters.
Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” came out last summer and featured a number of themes familiar to the director. A synopsis for one of his recent films reads: “As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. Celebrity performance artist Saul Tanser and his partner Caprice openly demonstrate the metamorphosis of his organs. Avant-garde – “As Cronenberg predicted, people quit within the first five minutes of “Sin of the Future” premiere due to the “particularly grotesque” scene.
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