According to HBO, a series of David Cronenberg movie scanner adaptations are in development at HBO. The Hollywood Reporter. It is said that the creative director will produce.
The 1981 cult classic is about a small group of superpowers with psychic, telepathic, and telekinetic powers. The film’s plot centers around the attempt of defector Daryl Revock – played by Michael Ironside – to wage war against the arms and security company ConSec, which seeks to use people with these abilities for their own purposes.
In the version currently in development at HBO, William Bridges (Black Mirror) will feature and write for the series alongside Yann Demange (Lovecraft Country), who will direct. Both will produce an executive. The series’ description doesn’t tell us much, but in addition to confirming the series will take place in the world of scanners, it also reads: “Two women who live on the fringes of modern society must be pursued by relentless agents with unimaginable powers. Learn how to work together to bring down a vast conspiracy. designed to stop them.”
If the scanners get the go-ahead, it will be the second series adapted from one of Cronenberg’s films in recent years. Amazon is also developing a series version of his 1988 movie Dead Ringers, with Rachel Weisz in dual roles as a pair of twin sisters.
Last summer, Cronenberg’s Crimes Of The Future appeared in theaters and featured many of the themes familiar to the director. A synopsis of his latest films reads: “As the human race adapts to the artificial environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, a famous performance artist, he publicly displays the transformation of his organs into the avant-garde-Garde. Timlin, a National Organ Registry investigator, tracks Their movements are anxiously anxious, when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next stage of human evolution.” As Cronenberg predicted, people pulled out of the Crimes of the Future premiere within the first five minutes because of the “particularly hideous” scenes.
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