David Goyer talks Scanners RemakeMeh
David Goyer talked to SciFi Wire about the upcoming remake of Scanners. In it he talks about the original and really shows his skill as a filmmaker by picking up on alot of the subtle items. Quote:
"One of the ... things that's also great about Scanners was the fact that Cronenberg embeds so much subtext into his stories," Goyer said in an interview while promoting The Invisible, his upcoming supernatural film. "So we've tried to keep the spirit of that and kind of transpose that into a post-9/11 world, if you can imagine what Scanners would be involved in in that kind of world. That's what we're attempting to do here."
Earlier it was announced that Darren Lynn Bousman who directed Saw II and SAW III will be directing the remake of one of the best sci-fi horror flicks made. David Cronenberg's 1981 horror film is a darkly paranoid story of a homeless man, Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack), mistakenly believed to be insane, when in fact he can't turn off the sound of other people's thoughts in his telepathic mind.
Helped by Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) and enlisted in a program of "Scanners"--telepaths who also can will heads to explode--he becomes involved in a battle against nefarious forces.
A number of critics consider this to be Cronenberg's first great film, and indeed it has a serious vision of destiny that rivals some of the important German expressionist works from the silent cinema.