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Another The Fly Remake Taking Flight at Fox

Posted on: March 16th, 2017

Despite it having already been reimagined in one of the finest horror remakes ever, Fox is moving forward with another remake of 1958 sci-fi horror The Fly.

Kurt Neumann’s drive-in classic was given an FX-heavy, body horror makeover in 1986 by David Cronenberg, who cast Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle, a scientist who accidentally mixes his DNA with that of a fly during an experiment in matter transportation. It says a lot about Cronenberg’s earlier work that the film was considered his first ‘mainstream’ effort.

Presumably seeing franchise potential (1989’s The Fly II put a swift end to any such hopes following Cronenberg’s hit), Fox reportedly has Sleight director J.D. Dillard currently in negotiations to direct the remake. If signed, he would co-write the script with his regular writing partner Alex Theurer.

Fox has had the idea to re-remake The Fly for a while now, and even heard a pitch from Cronenberg himself back in 2012.

Keep your eyes peeled for more buzz on this in the coming months.

Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)

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