A remake of the remake of "The Fly" is planned.

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Spaceman Spiff, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    Link.

    The especially weird part is that David Cronenberg is in talks to direct.

    What do you guys think? When I heard they were planning one, I was afraid it'd be another Platinum Dunes disappointment. But with Cronenberg attached, it might be interesting to see how he'd do it today.
     
  2. Bad Bishop

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  3. JacksonArcher

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    I'm only interested because of Cronenberg's attachment.
     
  4. Aragorn

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    Are they replacing Jeff Goldblum with Chris Noth?
     
  5. Borgminister

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    I don't know... this news kind of bugs me.
     
  6. Harvey

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    Cronnenberg? Again? His version he made in the 1980s with Goldblum was pitch-perfect. He wouldn't do the sequel (which had potential, but just wasn't the same without Cronnenberg's involvement), so why would he do a remake of a remake [that had a sequel] (of a movie that had two sequels).
     
  7. Cutter John

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    'The Fly Redux'! Now with extra mucus!
     
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  9. Bad Bishop

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    I suppose one approach would be to make a period science fiction horror movie, close to the original film or the 1957 novella by George Langelaan. I wouldn't mind another film about a lone scientist who tragically screws around with science he doesn't understand, as opposed to another modern update with another evil corporation as a plot element.
     
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    Cronenburg has been consistently great for me, so i'll look forward to anything he does. He hasn't demonstrated a great deal of poor judgment in his career yet IMO.
     
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  12. miraclefan

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    If this is TRUE then this will be very interesting to see how this turns out. Now my question is will we Actually see the fly, FLY in this movie?:techman:
     
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    Gee, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that meeting. :D
     
  14. T'Baio

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    No matter how weird it all is, it's Cronenberg. I'm in.
     
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    They should get that actor that plays Mohinder on Heroes to play the main character. Heroes fans should know why. ;)
     
  16. Reverend

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    Be afraid...be very afraid!

    Seriously now, I really don't get the despair over all the remakes of late. If they're shite then don't watch them, it's not like the originals (and original remakes) are going anywhere.
    As I recall the, the 80's had a bunch of remakes of old classic 50's sci-fi/horror B-movies; The Fly, The Thing, The Blob & Invaders from Mars spring to mind and two of those actually turned out to be really good.
     
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    Long live the new flesh.
     
  18. Captaindemotion

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    I wonder if Viggo Mortensen will be in this one.

    Cronenberg has been on a roll lately (much like a fly landing in your Swiss roll ...), with both A History of Violence and Eastern Promises being among his best work. Which bodes well for him revisiting arguably his best known movie.

    This is admittedly a slightly odd, even retrograde choice for him but I'm sure he has his reasons. If the 1980s version reflected fears about AIDS, then doubtless he plans to look at modern topics or fears like genetics or viral warfare in this version. And let's face it, even since The Fly, body-shock has remained a feature of his work (e.g. Existenz).