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The Weinstein Company-owned Dimension Films was the property’s previous owner for nearly a decade. The studio tried to adapt “Scanners” into a television series back in 2011 with Alexandre Aja (“The Hills Have Eyes”) signed on to executive produce and potentially direct the pilot. Dimension had plans to remake the property as a film before landing on a TV adaptation and even hired David Goyer to write the script. Neither the film or the series ever got made, but now the latter is being developed under a new studio.