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Universal Remaking "Videodrome" as an "Action Thriller"

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04-26-2009
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Videodrome poster

Universal will remake David Cronenberg's Videodrome, according to this Variety.com article. If you suddenly feel waves of anger coming at you from you computer screen, well, that's me. I'm transmitting my own Videodrome signal. I'm a pretty laidback guy when it comes to the remake machine. I wish they'd stop, but I'd rather occupy my time with the original films. However, when I see a sentence like, "The new picture will modernize the concept, infuse it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller," and it's related to Videodrome... No. Just no. I can't see the point. The original was a meticulous exploration of man's interdependence with technology. It wasn't exactly high concept and it was so thoroughly Cronenberg that to reconceptualize it as an action movie is just...

Gah. Down with Videodrome remakes. Long live the new flesh.

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