David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Being Turned Into A Television Series

David Cronenberg’s ‘Scanners’ Being Turned Into A Television Series
Scanners,” the 1981 David Cronenberg classic about a group of individuals living with telekinetic powers, is being developed into a television series. According to Deadline, Michael Ellenberg’s Media Res and Bron Studios have won a heated bidding war for the property, securing the film’s rights over Skydance, Lionsgate, and Paramount.

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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.
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