March 01, 2007 02:08:55 GMT
Dimension Films will make a new version of David Cronenberg's 1981 horror feat "Scanners" with Darren Lynn Bousman at helm.
Still committed to produce horror flick from its pit, Dimension Films is set to develop another of the genre titled "Scanners" which turns out to be a remake of David Cronenberg's 1981 effort of the same name telling about a scientist who infiltrates an underground movement of "scanners," whose telepathic abilities make them lethal weapons.
In doing so, the studio has already assigned "Saw III" director Darren Lynn Bousman to take the helming duties with "Batman Begins" scribe David Goyer penning the script. Goyer is expected to have the screenplay ready by the time Bousman finishes work on "Saw IV" which starts filming April 15 this year and "Repo! The Genetic Opera."
Pic is hoped to start production by early 2008 with an eye for a release later that year. Rene Malo, Pierre David, Clark Peterson, Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Mark Burg and Oren Koules will all serve as producers, the latter two being known to produce and finance the "Saw" series via their Twisted Pictures.