Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Scanners Remake Gets Saw II Director

Dimension Films has closed a deal to remake David Cronenberg's 1981 SF horror movie Scanners, with Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman at the helm, Variety reported. Blade and Batman Begins writer David Goyer will pen the script.

The story revolves around a scientist who infiltrates an underground movement of "scanners," whose telepathic abilities make them lethal weapons. The original was best remembered for an exploding-head scene.

Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein has earmarked an early 2008 production start; the aim is to release the film later that year, the trade paper reported.

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