As David Cronenberg prepare”the shrouds”, he continues to buy the TV adaptation of his 2015 novel “consumed.” But now it looks like another Cronenberg-related project will hit TV before that, though the director isn’t directly involved.
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The Hollywood Reporter reports that HBO plans to give Cronenberg’s 1981 film”scanners” the treatment of the series. Guilherme Bridgewho won an Emmy for his work on “USS Callister“episode of”black mirror,” will serve as showrunner and writer on the update. About that, Yann Demangewho directed the pilot of the excellent but short-lived HBO series “lovecraft country”, will direct the series. Both will be executive producers.
“Scanners” follows a secret war between two factions of people with a variety of psychic and telekinetic abilities. One side, led by the power-hungry Revok, aims for world domination, while a private security group recruits other scanners to stop it for other secret reasons. The series follows a slightly different path. Instead of the Revok War, it will follow two outcast women tracked down by scanner agents who must learn to work together to bring down a conspiracy determined to destroy them. So a similar paranoid tale, but on a different parameter than the original film.
Cronenberg will only be involved in the HBO series as an executive producer. Joining him are Michael Ellenberg, Lindsay Springer of media resolution studioand Meredith Duff and Sarah Sullivan of rebel movies. Additional executive producers include René and Fanny-Laure Malo, Pedro David, Clark Petersonand Aaron Gilbertt.
“Scanners” is a labor of love for Media Res. They’ve been working on the series for over five years. This is very promising, like the last Media Res show, Apple TV+in “pachinko”, is one of the most highly regarded shows by critics this year. Other recent Media Rest projects include “The Morning Show”, now filming its third season, the HBO series “scenes from a wedding” and the climate change anthology “extrapolations.”
As for Demange, his other directorial work includes his debut.”’71” and “white boy rick” with Matthew McConaughey. Bridges has more experience in the science fiction genre. He wrote two episodes of “Black Mirror”, Jordan Peelethe version of “The Twilight Zone” and a season 3 episode of “Weird stuff.” He also co-created AMCscience fiction anthology of “Perfect soulmates” with “Ted Lasso” scribe Brett Goldstein.
So HBO’s version of “Scanners” sounds like a completely different beast than Cronenberg’s, but as far as this writer is concerned, any new Cronenberg-related projects are great news. Let’s hope to hear more news about this series very soon.
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