Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to an adaptation of David Cronenberg film "Dead Ringers" with Rachel Weisz attached to star and executive produce, Variety has learned. In the original film, which debuted in 1988, Jeremy Irons played twin gynecologists who both begin a relationship with the same woman. In the series version, Weisz will […]
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The eye-popping, brain-raining skull explosion in the early goings of David Cronenberg’s 1981 horror classic Scanners remains one of the most impressively executed movie deaths of all time. To reset the scene: the dome-exploding man, credited as “First Scanner” and played by Canadian actor Louis Del Grande, intends to demonstrate his telepathic powers for a roomful of suits at the private security firm ConSec. He invites a “volunteer” from the audience, who turns out to be a “scanner” himself — and a very evil one at that, Ironside’s Darryl Revock — whose extra-sensory countermeasures leads to the iconic cranium combustion. As detailed on the bonus features from the 2014 Criterion Collection release of the film, the scene was pulled off using practical effects, with filmmakers forgoing planned Pyrotechnics and creating a life cast of Del Grande’s head (including, per various reports, latex, wax, fake blood, hamburgers, pig bladder, chicken liver, and “gelatin brain”) that they then blew the hell out of with a shotgun. As Ironside related to Yahoo Movies, the filmmakers initially planned for him to stay seated next to Del Grande, with only Plexiglas separating them, so that they could capture them both in what’s known as a “two-shot” (in addition to a close-up and cross-shot).