We first heard about Jen and Sylvia Soska’s remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid early last year, and there’s been a long wait for those of us who are eager to see what the makers of American Mary do with this story. But now, at long last, there is news.
THR reports that the Rabid remake will begin shooting in early 2018, dropping the info in a story about the Canadian rights to the film being sold to A71 Entertainment.
Per their report, this new take on the movie “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.”
If you’ve seen Cronenberg’s 1977 original starring Marilyn Chambers you’ll know that price entailed a phallic blood-sucking parasite in her armpit. We’re very interested to see what the Soskas will do with their body horror transformation.
In a statement, the duo said “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.”
After debuting with the highly entertaining low-budget grindhouse movie Dead Hooker In A Trunk in 2009, the Soskas broke out with their superb horror American Mary. Since then they’ve done slasher sequels with See No Evil 2, anthology horror with ABCs Of Death 2, and action with Vendetta, not to mention their gameshow Hellevator. Here’s hoping the Rabid remake can get under our skin.
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