Heads Up: 'Saw' Vet Lands 'Scanners' Remake
Bousman will direct after 'Sav IV' and 'Repo'
According to Variety, the "Saw II," "Saw III" and soon-to-be "Saw IV" director will take the helm of the new version of "Scanners" set up at Dimension Films. Bousman will be working from a script by "Blade" and "Batman Begins" scribe David Goyer.
Cronenberg's cult classic, which spawned the variety of infinitely inferior sequels, tells the story of a doctor who finds a young man with psychic powers and sends him into an underground community of powerful "scanners," led by Michael Ironside's Darryl Revok. Hilarious exploding heads ensue.
Bousman has had a two-picture directing deal with Dimension since working on "Saw II," but he's been too busy working on additional "Saw" films to get to work. Bousman will begin production on "Saw IV" on April 15. He'll follow that with the rock opera "Repo," also with "Saw" producers Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate. After that, he'll presumably be ready to start on "Scanners" in early 2008, with the film coming out later in the year.
Does that mean that "Saw V" will have to find a new director? Only Jigsaw can answer that puzzle.