Way back in 2009, before anyone had ever heard of the iPhone 5 or planking, it was announced that director David Cronenberg was set to develop a reboot of his 1986 classic The Fly. Following the announcement, word on the project pretty much went silent. However, Cronenberg recently offered an update on the film confirming that he’s written a script, and it’s more of a sequel than a reboot. Speaking with STYD, the director had this 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 sounds like the fate of the project is in the studio’s hands. Given that it’s been a while since Cronenberg first started work on the follow-up, it appears that the film isn’t much of a priority for Fox at the moment. Whether the film will see the light of day is up for debate. The director is currently busy touting his latest film, the period psychology/sex drama (you can pretty much add “sex” to the description of every Cronenberg film) A Dangerous Method. He’s also busy with post-production on the Robert Pattinson-starred drama Cosmopolis. For a refresher, hit the jump to watch the theatrical trailer for 1986’s The Fly which features a shirtless Jeff Goldblum.