In case you’re not getting bored yet with the constant offerings of remakes that are flooding the market 20th Century Fox are hell bent on adding another in the form of David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake of The Fly.
With budgeting issues key in Fox’s remake, which lead to the failure in enticing Cronenberg to jump on board for the remake, Fox has dived into deep negotiations to bring a new name to the table. The man who looks set to take the director’s chair and co-write the remake is Sleight director J. D. Dillard, who made quite an entrance with the film at last year’s Sundance. Dillard’s writing partner Alex Theurer is currently all set to be the other half of the writing team on the remake.
Although the 1986 remake of The Fly which starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis – which saw Goldblum playing a bit of an eccentric scientist who made a bad decision when he entered his own teleportation machine and it had a bit of meltdown causing him to change into a Fly like creature – a bit of a cult classic, the original came back in 1958. Directed by Kurt Neumann The Fly was actually based on a short story which was published in 1957.
So, with the full go-ahead not looking too far off who could we suggest for the leading role of Scientist turned Fly? We’re thinking Oscar Isaac could very well make a good addition to this role; his mean and moody demeanour could make an excellent fly. For his love interest, we would have to opt for Brie Larson – Let us know your thoughts.
With Fox only entering the beginning stages of putting this remake together, no other details have been released so we don’t expect the remake to hit our screens for at least another year. We will keep you updated as and when we have more information.