Yann Demange to direct HBO sequence according to David Cronenberg movie

David Cronenberg’s 1981 sci-fi mystery Scanners (watch it HERE) kicked off a franchise that is composed of 4 follow-ups: Scanners II: The New Order, Scanners III: The Takeover, Scanner Cop, and Scanners: The Showdown (a.okay.a. Scanner Cop II: The Showdown). The franchise has been dormant for twenty-seven years now, however now not for loss of making an attempt. For the ultimate fifteen years, there was communicate of Scanners being revived by way of both a remake from the likes of Darren Lynn Bousman and David S. Goyer or a tv sequence that at one time had Alexandre Aja hooked up. Now, after a very long time in building hell, it looks as if the TV sequence possibility is after all going to occur. With out the involvement of Bousman, Goyer, or Aja.

The Hollywood Reporter has damaged the scoop that the Scanners sequence is now arrange at HBO, with Yann Demange, who directed the pilot episode of HBO’s Lovecraft Nation, set to direct the pilot for this one, operating from a script by way of showrunner William Bridges. Brides in the past who gained an Emmy for co-writing the USS Callister episode of the anthology sequence Black Replicate.

A co-production between HBO, Media Res Studio, and Wayward Movies, Scanners is being government produced by way of Bridges and Demange, together with Michael Ellenberg and Lindsey Springer of Media Res Studio, Meredith Duff and Sarah Sullivan of Wayward Movies, René and Fanny-Laure Malo, Pierre David, Clark Peterson, Aaron Gilbert, and Cronenberg.

The Hollywood Reporter reminds that Cronenberg’s Scanners instructed the tale of “a small team of super-powered other people with a spread of psychic, telepathic and telekenetic chronic. One faction of scanners, as those other people have been categorized, have been led by way of a power-mad guy named Revok, performed by way of Michael Ironside, who objectives to take over the sector, whilst a non-public safety company recruits its personal scanners to prevent him for its personal, perhaps shady, causes.”

HBO’s Scanners sequence is described as a “visceral mystery set within the mind-bending international of Cronenberg’s movie”. The display will middle on

two girls residing at the fringes of recent society who’re pursued by way of relentless brokers with unattainable powers and thus will have to learn how to paintings in combination to topple a limiteless conspiracy decided to convey them to heel.

Are you partial to the Scanners franchise, and are you satisfied to listen to there’s going to be an HBO sequence? Percentage your ideas in this one by way of leaving a remark underneath.

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