It’s been awhile since David Cronenberg has ventured into the horror/sci-fi genre, so it is with great delight to his fans that he may be returning! In an exclusive with Shock til You Drop, Cronenberg talks about the rumors of a ‘Fly’ remake/reboot.
For a while Cronenberg made a name for himself with such films as ‘Scanners’, ‘The Brood’, ‘The Dead Zone’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and most notably ‘The Fly’. In fact, ‘The Fly’ is still considered one of the best remake films worth watching and on par to the original. So when rumors floated around the internet in 2009 that he was going to make a reboot of his 1986 remake, people were curious. Then all of a sudden, nothing was ever heard of the project again…until now.
STYD was able to ask the man himself about the rumors and this is what Cronenberg had to say:
“‘The Fly’ is not exactly a remake; it’s sort of a sequel, kinda. Yeah, that was a thing. I’ve written a script of that, and I don’t know if that’s going to really happen, but that has to do with Fox.”
So it looks like a script has already been written and the decision is now up to Fox as to whether they want to go ahead with the project. So what’s the hold up, Fox?
In the meantime, Cronenberg is keeping busy talking about his new movie ‘A Dangerous Method’ starring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender and finishing up post production on the Robert Pattinson drama ‘Cosmopolis’. But just in case you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s the theatrical trailer for ‘The Fly.’