Jigsaw Star Gets RABID in Cronenberg Remake

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Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce that Laura Vandervoort (JIGSAW, Smallville, Bitten, V) will lead the cast on their newest feature, RABIDa remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg film of the same name.  The remake of the 1977 cult classic will star Laura Vandervoort and be directed by the highly sought after “Twisted Twins” aka, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Dead Hooker in a Trunk).

RABID is written by Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska and John Serge, and led by the twin sister horror-movie directors that established a huge following with the 2012 slasher film American Mary. With a modern and relevant spin from the woman’s perspective, and the addition of Laura Vandervoortthe new RABID is going to be a uniquely chilling, and captivating film.  

Film Mode Entertainment President Clay Epstein says, 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 fan-base of both men and women, of all ages, and her addition to the film will certainly entice buyers in Cannes.”

RABID has already been sold to 101 FILMS in the UK, Shout! Studios in the US and A71 in Canada. Film Mode Entertainment is representing the rest of the world. 

“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.” Said producer Michael Walker. 

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.

Michael Walker, Paul Lalonde and John Vidette of Back 40 Pictures are producing.

RABID is financed in participation by London based Media Finance Capital, with it’s founders David Gilbery & Charles Dorfman serving as Executive Producers, Telefilm Canada, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. 

Laura Vandervoort is co-managed by Norbert Abrams, Noble Caplan Abrams and by Adam Levine, Industry Films. Sharon Paz, Abrams Artists, is her Agent.

ABOUT FILM MODE ENTERTAINMENT
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent successes include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, LITTLE PINK HOUSE starring Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and THE ESCAPE OF PRISONER 614 starring Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman.  Upcoming releases include BURN starring Josh Hutcherson and Suki Waterhouse, and VIKING DESTINY starring Academy Award nominee Terence Stamp. Additional titles include THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award nominee James Caan, and GANGSTER LAND starring Milo Gibson, Sean Faris, Jason Patric, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.  DocMode, Film Mode’s Documentary label was launched to focus on award-winning Documentaries that impact the world.  BALLERINA, the first film under the label had its American debut in 2018.   Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA.

ABOUT MEDIA FINANCE CAPITAL
Established in 2018 by film financier David Gilbery and Charles Dorfman, Media Finance Capital provides production financing worldwide for independent Film and TV productions. Media Finance Capital has recently wrapped on the Fred Durst directed thriller ‘Moose’ starring John Travolta. Based in London, Media Finance Capital is co-owned and exclusively backed by Dorfman Media Holdings. 

ABOUT SHOUT! STUDIOS
Shout! Studios is the filmed entertainment production and distribution arm of Shout! Factory, specializing in all aspects of distribution, including theatrical, VOD, digital, and broadcast. Reflecting Shout! Factory’s ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence, Shout! Studios champions and supports like-minded filmmakers and creators at the forefront of pop culture, driving creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling. Shout! Studios finances, produces, acquires and distributes an eclectic slate of movies, award-winning animated features, specialty films and series from rising and established talent, filmmakers and producers.