Scanners, 1981 Horror Cult from David Cronenberg
Classic , is undergoing HBO series treatment.
William Bridges, who won an Emmy for Black Mirror co-creator of the “USS Callister” series, and is currently serving as writer and presenter for the series, which is in development, with HBO Lovecraft Country pilot with Yann Demange, director. Both will perform production.
The project will be produced by HBO, Media Res Studio and Wayward Films.
Scanner tells the story of a small group of people with a range of psychic, telepathic and telepathic abilities. A faction of Scanners, as these people labelled, is led by a power maniac named Revok, played by Michael Ironside, whose goal is to take over the world, while a private security firm recruits own scanner to stop him. , possibly for shady reasons.
The film, produced in Canada, is at the forefront of a slow-moving wave of homegrown films designed to compete with American content. It was also Cronenberg’s first mainstream success, and he went on to build horror, then art companies, career entry 18 and beyond.
The series is described as a heartfelt thriller set in the puzzling world of the Cronenberg films. It will focus on two women living on the fringes of modern society, hunted by ruthless agents of unimaginable power, and must learn to work together to overthrow a colossal conspiracy determined to bring them to their knees.
Cronenberg, who wrote the original film, will serve as executive producers alongside Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer of Media Res Studio and Meredith Duff and Sarah Sullivan of Wayward Films.
Other executive producers include René and Fanny-Laure Malo, Pierre David, Clark Peterson and Aaron Gilbert.
Media Res at Ellenberg has been developing scanners for over five years. The company is known for taking the time to fully bake the show and then generating buzz and acclaim. Media Res spent four years working on Pachinko before the Apple TV+ series became one of the 2022 top rated TV series. The company has also backed The Morning Show , which is now filming its third season, and HBO’s Scenes From a Wedding , and is publishing on the climate Anthology of Post Changes Inference .
Demanche starts with ’71, a The ministry is set in the drama dubbed “Trouble” during the conflict in Northern Ireland, then the crime drama White Boy Rick starring Matthew McConaughey. He directed the first episode of Lovecraft Country and served as the show’s executive producer, setting the tone for its layered gore. The supernatural horror series only lasted one season, but in that season, it tackled hot spots and received considerable acclaim, accumulating 18 Ai Beauty Award nomination.
Known for working in the character-based sci-fi genre, Bridges wrote two episodes of Black Mirror, critically acclaimed Echoes of the Century from The Twilight Zone , and No. 1 of Stranger Things Three season episodes . He co-created the sci-fi anthology show Soulmates on AMC with Ted Lasso‘s Brett Goldstein.
Bridges is represented by WME, Grandview and the Curtis Brown Group in the UK. Demange is represented by CAA, Goodman Genow and the UK Independent Talent Group.