David Cronenberg’s first feature film, ‘Shivers,’ is being remade

One of David Cronenberg’s earliest films, Shivers, is getting a remake. According to Variety and others, the new film was announced at Toronto International Film Festival, which also featured a special screening of the original 1975 thriller. The remake is being handled by producers Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker, with filming possibly starting next February. Rie Rasmussen, an actress, filmmaker, and Quentin Tarantino protege whose first feature film Human Zoo came out in 2009, will direct, and the film will be written by Ian Driscoll, who has penned a series of low-budget movies including Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter and Smash Cut, starring then-adult actress Sasha Grey.

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