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Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ is Returning to Explode More Heads in a New Series

Scanners – the cult traditional about weaponized psychic powers – is making a comeback. A brand new sequence is within the works at HBO.

David Cronenberg’s Scanners is a cult traditional. Released in 1981, it introduced the director’s distinct type of sci-fi physique horror to the mainstream – it was probably the most approachable. An organization (ConSec) that develops weaponry and safety methods searches for scanners – psychics with telepathic and telekinetic powers – to make use of of their enterprise. Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside), a renegade scanner, decides to wage warfare in opposition to ConSec and its scanners. Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) is dispatched by ConSec to cease him.

The ConSec demonstration scene with a graphic head explosion has grow to be a everlasting a part of standard tradition. Doesn’t matter for those who’ve seen the entire film or not – you already know what it’s.


A New Scanners Series

Scanners has two sequels and two spin-offs already (none concerned Cronenberg). The entire universe dropped off by the mid-Nineteen Nineties. There was a remake deliberate within the mid-aughts, however it fell aside. The director wouldn’t do it with out Cronenberg’s approval, and he wasn’t in a position to safe it.

This is the primary revival that’s proven any promise since, and the corporate behind it has been engaged on it for 5 years. William Bridges is connected as showrunner and author – he gained an Emmy for Black Mirror. He’s joined by Yann Demange who labored on Lovecraft Country. And the vital bit: Cronenberg will act as an government producer.

And the story sounds proper in line – by way of the Hollywood Reporter:

“The series is being described as a visceral thriller set in the mind-bending world of Cronenberg’s film. It will focus on two women living on the fringes of modern society who are pursued by relentless agents with unimaginable powers and thus must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.”

 Cronenberg being concerned, together with confirmed writers and a manufacturing firm that’s made critically acclaimed, makes this attention-grabbing. No dates but. It’s being made in cooperation with HBO, so we all know the place to tune in.


Pop tradition employees author that has been on the BoLS crew since 2010. Contributor on the One of Us podcast. Marvel, Vertigo, and dystopian sci-fi fan. Enjoys dangerous motion pictures, superb stunt performances, and the web. Hates rom-coms. (she/they)



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