Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who many of you know from his work on 28 Week Later is set to remake the classic 1960s Roger Corman flick X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes. The story follows a head strong scientist hell bent on getting X-Ray vision. But when his funds are cut (let's hope the rebooted movie makes good use of the recession) he uses his own body as a lab rat, and begins to grow. Normally I'm anti-reboots, but this is one film I think has had enough time to settle and could be remade into something ticket-price-worthy. [Variety]
I've seen the original and at the time it was quite disturbing and considering an underlying metaphysical theme thought provoking as well.
I would dispose with the title for a modern remake. While X-rays were once cutting edge the practical reality that we are now accustomed to would diminish the true message of the story. The title was a bit of a gimmick whereas the story itself is about what happens when a person acquires senses beyond his ability to comprehend. I would liken this story to Adam and Even and the forbidden fruit.