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David Cronenberg to Launch "Dead Ringers" Series

David Cronenberg sure is having a hard time lying fallow for someone of retirement age. And he still seems to be having fun with everything he does. Even though I thought that 2002's "Spider" fell shy of the bar raised by Cronenberg's best work, it was obvious that his heart was somewhere in the project.

Well, nipping at the heels of Cronenberg's enthusiastically received "A History of Violence," according to Dread Central, is the upcoming "Dead Ringers" television series for HBO. Cronenberg will be executive producing, which I believe in technical terms means he will show up periodically to pick up a paycheck. Still, it's nice to see his name attached to the project.

The obvious question is, How will it compare to the "Dead Zone" series? Even though that program doesn't come close to the power of the original film, it comes off better than it might have. With Cronenberg actually involved in the "Dead Ringers" series, there might just be a chance that it will be a big deal. No word on when this puppy will see the light of day.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on October 16, 2005 7:04 PM
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