How in the blue hell has this one slipped under our radar? We’re blaming a far, far too long a weekend here at Moonbase Alpha. But we digress, as the headline suggests, Laura Vandervoort has been cast as the lead in the Soska Sisters’ upcoming Rabid remake.
Film Mode Entertainment broke the news over the weekend, with Vandervoort to play the lead role of Rose in the film. The Canadian actress is best known to genre fans for the likes of Smallville, V, Bitten, Supergirl and last year’s Jigsaw, and is also just absolutely charming – much like those Twisted Twins themselves.
On this news, Film Mode’s Clay Epstein enthused, “This terrifying and brilliant script has already proven its market appeal and now, with the casting of Laura Vandervoort, we are another step closer to bringing Rabid to audiences worldwide. Vandervoort has built a loyal, international fanbase of both men and women, of all ages, and her addition the film will certainly entice buyers in Canners.”
Producer Michael Walker added, “We are thrilled to be working with Laura Vandervoort on Rabid, who is the perfect fit for the role of Rose. She is an incredibly versatile actress who is quick to take on characters in all genres, and effectively tackles every role she plays.”
Jen and Sylvia Soska have written the redo with John Serge, and the hugely popular Soskas will, of course, be on directing duties. In this new take on David Cronenberg’s iconic 1977 original, the film will this time focus on the action from the female perspective of Rose.
The early blurb on this new Rabid has the film pegged as:
Drawing influence from the original movie, the remake will follow Rose, a young woman who, after an accident leaves her scarred beyond recognition, undergoes a radical untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.
So, what’s really not to love? The Soskas? Genre fave Laura Vandervoort? The knowledge that Jen and Sylvia will be true to a beloved classic while putting their own unique spin on things? Consider us well and truly sold on this one!
Expect more on Rabid as we get it.