Horror fans got some very exciting news this week as it was announced that the remake of Rabid was scheduled to start production in 2018.
While news of the remake itself was released a while ago, it seems as though we’ve finally gotten an update on the state of the remake of the David Cronenberg film. A71 Entertainment has the Canadian rights to the film, and will go into production sometime in 2018. Along with the Soska sisters (Jen and Sylvia Soska, aka the Twisted Twins) directing, Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette will be producing the film.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be reimagining Rabid,” said the Twisted Twins. “Ten years into his career, David reimagined The Fly, and it was perhaps his most successful film. Now, 10 years into our directing careers, we take on his 1977 classic.”
The original film hit theatres in 1977, and follows Rose, a woman who, after being severely injured in a car accident, receives experimental surgery that results in her needing to feed on human blood. The process spreads like an infection through her victims, causing a zombie-like epidemic. It currently has an average 6/10, or 67%, on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Soska sisters’ previous films include Dead Hooker In A Trunk, American Mary, and See No Evil 2. They were also the hosts of horror game show Hellevator.