It’s been a heck of a long time coming but it seems that a remake of Cronenberg’s remake ‘The Fly’ from 1986 will in fact be..well….remade. And who’s the lucky director plucked for such an audacious task? Well Mr David Cronenberg himself. It appears that Cronenberg has signed up for the directorial role and will indeed be remaking his own movie.
Director Todd Lincoln (‘Hack/Slash’) was mentioned as a possible helmer a couple of years back when this project was first mentioned, however, for whatever reason his never transpired.
“Cronenberg’s original ‘The Fly’ centered on Seth Brundle (played by Jeff Goldblum), an eccentric scientist who, after an experiment with teleportation goes awry, is transformed into a fly. Geena Davis starred as Goldblum’s love interest and partner, Veronica.”
Now this is very interesting news, especially as I felt the 1986 version was definitive in my opinion with little room for improvement. I’m not entirely sure I would welcome yet another remake of this tale in any capacity. However, with that said, one can only imagine what twisted corridors of human suffering and what a down-right flesh-fixated tale Cronenberg can squeeze from this opportunity.
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