Goyer, who wrote the very cool Batman Begins and the freaking awesome Dark City, but also wrote the awful Blade Trinity says he's a big fan of the original Scanners. Being a fan of the source material is always a good thing, in my book.
"I'm a huge Cronenberg fan, and Scanners was definitely one of my favorite films as a kid... What we're trying to do is take all the best elements of that. ... He obviously made it on a shoestring budget, so this time hopefully we can expand upon what he did."
"Shoestring budget" is putting it mildly. Although I really love the original, I actually think that if done right it would be really cool to see an updated version of the story. Although I don't know who they could find to replace the incredibly cool menace that Michael Ironside brought to the role of Revok. :-)
They're shooting for early 2008 for the start of production on Scanners.
Source: Sci Fi Wire