The Fly reboot is grounded
Talk of a reboot of The Fly, another classic old flick, has been buzzing about the rumour mill for a few years now.
When the first rumours emerged, David Cronenberg – the director of the 1986 classic which was itself a remake of a movie from the fifties – at first apparently wanted nothing to do with the project.
Then in 2009 stronger rumours suggested he would in fact direct some form of remake or further outing in the franchise, excited by the prospect that advances in CGI might provide for the film.
Nicholas Cage was the name linked to the project, but it would seem all this speculation was for nought, at least according to the man himself.
In a recent interview with Moviepilot.com, Cronenberg was questioned on the subject of the remake.
When asked if there was any news or if they could have an update on its progress, he curtly replied: “I don’t think that’s gonna happen. That’s the update.”
The eighties version of The Fly starred Jeff Goldblum who played the role of the transforming scientist brilliantly. It also featured some pretty sharp special effects for its time, with some stomach churning moments.
It went down very well with viewers, and the combination of the devastating transformation and harrowing love story gone wrong struck chords when combined with the Academy Award winning special effects.
Yet another reboot, though, we could live without. How about a new film for a change, Hollywood? And no, not The Wasp…
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