Variety reports that Dimension films has decided to remake David Cronenberg’s 1981 classic “Scanners”. Director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Saw III) has signed on to direct the film and David Goyer (Blade II, Batman Begins) will pen the script. Bousman intends to start “Saw IV” on April 15th, then he moves onto rock opera “Repo” for Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate; “Scanners” will follow.

Scanners story revolves around a scientist Dr. Paul Ruth (originally played by Patrick McGoohan) who attempts to take down a group of ‘Scanners’ who have psychic abilities that allow them to control minds and inflict incredible amounts of pain through thought.Scanners

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