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The Soska Sisters are remaking David Cronenberg’s ‘RABID’

Back 40 Productions announced production has begun on a retelling of David Cronenberg's 1977 film RABID with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary and See No Evil 2) and John Serge directing the film. Further details released were as follows: Laura

Back 40 Productions announced production has begun on a retelling of David Cronenberg’s 1977 film RABID with Jen & Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk, American Mary and See No Evil 2) and John Serge directing the film.

Further details released were as follows: Laura Vandervoort (Jigsaw, Bitten, Smallville, V the recent series) is starring as Rose, a seamstress who goes through radical transformations after going under the cosmetic knife after an incident that left her disfigured. Also starring, Hanneke Talbot, Mackenzie Gray, Ben Hollingsworth and WWE superstars CM PUNK and his real life wife and WWE vixen AJ Mendez (I shit you not).

“It’s a tremendous honor to be re-imagining David’s 1977 body horror classic, Rabid, with such incredible support behind us. We are not fans of the current trend of soulless remakes as they disrespect the fans and the original body of work,” share Writers-Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska. “Our Rabid is a continuation of the thoughts and conversation David started, but modernized through a female perspective. The film will not only honour his original Rabid but also Cronenberg’s entire body of work. This would not have been possible without a team behind us that cares about the artist as well as the fans.”

“I don’t think there’s any bigger fans of David Cronenberg than the sisters, so it was really exciting when they agreed to helm this project. They will put their own stamp on the movie of course, but with nothing but the utmost respect to David, and that’s important when you’re remaking a classic horror film like Rabid,”
– says producer Paul Lalonde.
“The Soska twins are the hottest young directors in the horror space right now, and our talented cast headed by Laura (Vandervoort) and Ben (Hollingsworth) will give horror fans a rich and chilling character-driven story with plenty of body horror. We’ve got a fantastic cast, a great crew, top notch special effects and industry leading stunt coordinators. And having the whole story set against the backdrop of high fashion, that’s not only a great chance for some important social commentary, it’s also a really fun twist on horror. A peek inside the world of haute torture if you will.”



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