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Old 03-14-17, 08:29 PM
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The Fly update in development

http://deadline.com/2017/03/jd-dilla...er-1202043309/

EXCLUSIVE: J.D. Dillard, whose directorial feature debut Sleight made waves at Sundance last year, is in negotiations to direct and co-write a remake of classic horror pic The Fly for Fox. He would pen the script with writing partner Alex Theurer.

There have been rumors buzzing around for a while that a remake of the story of a scientist who mutates into a grotesque human fly was on the horizon. David Cronenberg’s 1986 body-horror classic, which starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, is considered arguably one of the director’s best pieces of work. That film was a remake of the 1958 version, produced and directed by Kurt Neumann and based on a short story by George Langelaan, which was followed by two sequels: Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly. Should the Dillard-Theurer deal make, it would really move the project, and potential franchise, forward for Fox.

Dillard and Theurer certainly would bring fresh blood to the cult-classic horror pic: Dramatic thriller Sleight, which Dillard directed and co-wrote with Theurer, blended science fiction and street magic in a tale set in Los Angeles. It sees a young street magician who is left to care for his sister turn to drug peddling to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her. WWE Studios and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse acquired the title after it premiered in the Sundance Film Festival’s Next section last year. It hits cinemas on April 28.

Dillard is in pre-production on Sweetheart, also for Blumhouse. That horror-thriller, which he co-wrote with Theurer as well as Alex Hyner, has set Dope’s Kiersey Clemons to star.

Dillard and Theurer are repped by CAA, Circle of Confusion and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

I really don't know how an update can top Cronenberg's version from 1986. That was one of my favorite horror-science fiction movies from the 80's.
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Re: The Fly update in development

Cronenberg's was damned near Flawless, good luck.
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Jeff Goldblum even without the makeup look like a fly. He killed that role.
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Smh
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My god why?????????
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Re: The Fly update in development

Remember when Cronenberg was considering remaking it himself?
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Cronenberg's take was crap compared to the original
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I don't know what's funnier, that someone thinks they can improve on Cronenberg's film or musick's comment.
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Hey, I'm as much a fan of the original as anyone, bought the Fly Collection box set and enjoyed all 3, but Cronenberg's take on the story kicked my ass.
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Re: The Fly update in development

Originally Posted by islandclaws


I don't know what's funnier, that someone thinks they can improve on Cronenberg's film or musick's comment.
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Re: The Fly update in development

I don't think they can make something as good as Cronenberg's version either, but the part I really don't like is that they're looking at it as a potential franchise for what should be a standalone film.
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Re: The Fly update in development

Originally Posted by dex14
Remember when Cronenberg was considering remaking it himself?
He kind of did, into an opera:

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Re: The Fly update in development

Originally Posted by Drexl
but the part I really don't like is that they're looking at it as a potential franchise for what should be a standalone film.
I can see it now. The Fly vs Predator

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