Directing, potentially writing reboot to his 86 film
This seems quite unexpected. David Cronenberg is set to revisit his 1986 classic remake of The Fly by developing a new reboot of the film with Fox, directing and potentially writing the update.
Based upon the 1958 sci-fi classic by Kurt Neumann, Cronenberg remade The Fly with Jeff Goldblum in the lead as Seth Brundle, 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. FX artist Chris Walas directed a follow-up in 1989 which took place directly after the events of the first film and starred Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga.
Although it’s early in the development process, it’ll be interesting to see how Cronenberg tackles The Fly for a second time. After all, his 1986 version is often cited as one of the best examples of a horror remake. And he did dabble with The Fly on stage by directing an opera both in Paris and Los Angeles last year. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more!
Source: THR Risky Biz Blog