Word has been swirling about a reboot of David Cronenberg’s Rabid, released in 1977, for a while now and, this weekend, news came down that project is getting started in earnest in early 2018. Helmed by “Twisted Twins” Jen & Sylvia Soska and set to film in Canada, it promises to be a reinvigoration of classic body horror with modern sensibilities.
Jen and Sylvia Soska, the twin horror-movie directors that established a cult following with the 2012 cult slasher pic American Mary, will start production on the Rabid reboot in early 2018. Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing the updated film that revolves around Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be reimagining Rabid. Ten years into his career, David reimagined The Fly, and it was perhaps his most successful film. Now, 10 years into our directing careers, we take on his 1977 classic,” the Soskas said in a statement.
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No word yet on who is cast or what the target release date is, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the synopsis for 1977’s Rabid below.
Official Synopsis: Surgery leaves a Montreal motorcyclist (Marilyn Chambers) with a bloodsucking appendage in her armpit.
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