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Get ready to dive back into a horror masterpiece: The twin directors Jen and Sylvia Soska have been announced to direct a remake of David Cronenberg's sci-fi horror Rabid (1977).

'Rabid' Is An Iconic Zombie Movie

Rabid, which was one of Cronenberg's first films, tells the story of a woman (played by Marilyn Chambers) who develops a stinger from her operation following a motorcycle accident. She uses that stinger to feed on people's blood and triggers a rabies-like epidemic, turning her victims into zombies.

'It's An Honour To Be Involved In This Love Letter To The Original'

The Soska sisters, who have previously directed American Mary, Dead Hooker In A Trunk and See No Evil 2, said they were honored to be working on the project:

“The work of David Cronenberg is legendary and 'Rabid' is much more than just a horror movie. The real message of his film is powerful, and even more pivotal as we look at the world around us today. It’s an honour to be involved in this love letter to his original.”

A Film And A TV Series Are Planned

The newly appointed directing duo will be working for a joint venture established by John Vidette’s Somerville House Releasing, Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker, with plans to produce a feature film and a TV series.

Filming will start this summer in Canada.

Would you watch the remake of 'Rabid,' or will you stick to the original?

Source: Bloody Disgusting


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