Rabid, 101 Films International
Film Mode Entertainment Acquires Reboot
Rabid Film Details
Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska
Release Date: TBD
Release Format: TBD
MPAA Rating: N/A
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Running Time: TBA
What happens when you realize that to achieve your dreams you have to live a nightmare? Rose is a quiet, demure, unassuming woman in her looks and actions. Her dream is to become a famous designer in the fashion world, but a terrible accident leaves Rose scarred beyond recognition.
She seeks out a radical untested stem cell treatment. The treatment is nothing short of a miracle and wallflower Rose turns into the belle of the ball. It all seems to good to be true. She is now everything she wanted to be. But everything in life comes at a price and this new found perfect life is no exception.
News surfaced at the 2018 American Film Market (AFM) that has the Horror community alert with excitement. 101 Films International and Film Mode Entertainment are co-representing Jen and Sylvia Soska’s latest film Rabid. The film is a remake of the 1997 Horror cult classic directed and written by David Cronenberg.
Cronenberg presented a compelling visual story centered on the zombie horror sub-genre. In the 1977 film the protagonist, a young woman becomes cannibalistic, this after undergoing experimental plastic surgery. Fear mounts as her victims spread the contagion thus speeding up a city-wide panic.
Jen and Sylvia Soska’s reboot modernizes Cronenberg’s idea while maintaining the core aspect of the plot intact. Below is a description to the Soska Sister’s latest film;
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake follows Rose, a young woman who after an accident scars her beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a horrific price.
Rabid Press Release
Rabid continues post-production and a release date has yet to be announced. The cast includes the talents of;
First look footage for Rabid premiered at the 2018 American Film Market. The reveal is one of many exclusive reveals encompassing the Horror genre.
“101 Films International is delighted to be co-representing this remake of RABID with Clay and his team and we are looking forward to a very productive AFM”
Eoghan Burke, Vice President of Sales of 101 Films International.
“I don’t think there are any bigger fans of David Cronenberg than the Soska Twins….”
“….They put their own stamp on the movie of course, but with nothing but the utmost respect to David, and that’s important when you’re remaking a classic horror film like Rabid”
Paul Lalonde, Rabid producer
“Horror fans can look forward to lots of surprise Easter eggs throughout the movie paying tribute to various film styles and iconic horror directors, including Cronenberg….”
John Vidette, Rabid producer
“This gripping horror film is sure to entice buyers and audiences not only with its brilliant script, acting, and directing but also especially the way it addresses the redefining of gender roles in society… something at the forefront of current events across the globe. We are another step closer to bringing Rabid to audiences worldwide with a team that has built a loyal, international fan-base of both men and women, of all ages, and are excited to present first-look footage and the promo premiere to buyers at AFM.”
Clay Epstein, Film Mode Entertainment President