Fox is gearing up to remake ‘The Fly‘ and has just tapped director J.D. Dillard to both helm the movie also co-write it with Alex Theurer. This reboot will be the third iteration of the film as Kurt Neuman directed the 1958 classic which had a slew of sequels and more well known to today’s audiences was the 1986 iteration by the iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg. While I’m eager for Dillard to get more big budget work, although the idea of another reboot of ‘The Fly’ instead of something original wouldn’t have been the first thing that I had in mind.
For those unfamiliar with the premise of the series, it revolved around a scientist who is working on a means to teleport a person from one place to another. His theories are proving sound and things are looking up for him until he teleports and a fly tags along for the ride. The experiment merges the two together to create a terrifying hybrid. While the latest reboot is still a cult classic, it would make sense for studios to try and dust off the property to bring it back to mainstream audiences.
As mentioned above, I wish Dillard wasn’t getting dealt a reboot though can understand why he was picked to tackle the project. His upcoming film ‘Sleight’ has been getting rave reviews from Sundance and is a low-budget thriller which takes a street magician who appears to do real magic and places him into a seedy world of drugs and crime. It is an interesting take, and with his ability to pull off what appears to be a hit without spending a lot of money, you could guess why Fox would want his original take on the material to be involved.
Are you looking forward to a remake of ‘The Fly’? If not, are you at least interested in Dillard being in charge of it? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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