David Cronenberg rebooting The Fly

He's agreed to be a part of the new film…

Despite past claims that he's not interested in re-visiting the film, it looks like David Cronenberg will now work on the remake of his film.

It's ironic, since his 1986 pic was itself a remake of Kurt Neumann's 1958 sci-fi horror, and he hasn't wanted much else to do with Seth Brundle and his teleportation experiments, at least until recently.

He skipped the awful sequel, but did work on the opera version which played on stage in Paris and LA last year.

Now Fox has roped him in to develop a fresh take on the material, having already started work on a remake without him. Cronenberg is planning to possibly write and direct it.

It may have to wait, though - he's still got thriller The Matarese Circle on his schedule first…

[Source: THR]

Fly fans… Would you watch a Cronenberg-flavoured remake?


    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Sep 24th 2009, 12:37

      even though its a rubbish idea to remake a classic like this I could see why some young ambitious director would want the gig, but why Chronenburg, what could he possibly get out of it? I cant see him directing, I rec he may end up with a producer role

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    • MadMatt

      Sep 24th 2009, 21:12

      It's exactly the sort of perverse career decision that might appeal to someone as pleasantly odd as Cronenberg. Plus, if I was in his position I would probably feel some ownership over the film (it'll be his movie and his ideas they remake, not the fifties version), so I'd want to make sure no 'young ambitious director' (aka, shameless music video hack) could c**k it up and tarnish the memory of it.

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