Robert Pattinson re-enacts Scanners, Dead Ringers and Videodrome

Obviously, Robert Pattinson is best known for the Twilight movies – although he did a Dennis Wheatley thing on BBC4 a while back before he was famous. But he’s about to appear in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, which looks set to be as joyously weird as the majority of previous David Cronenberg movies.

To celebrate this fact, he’s gone and recreated a few classic Cronenberg movies for a film shoot, namely Videodrome, Dead Ringers (which, of course, I can’t have in my DVD collection) and Scanners. Having a video slot in your stomach is probably going a bit far, though, Robert, although at least you held off at exploding heads.

Robert Pattinson in Videodrome

Robert Pattinson in Dead Ringers

Robert Pattinson in Scanners



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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.