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

    Jun 21, 2001

    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

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    Help meeeeeeee.
  3. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    I'm only interested because of Cronenberg's attachment.
  4. Aragorn

    Aragorn Admiral Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    Are they replacing Jeff Goldblum with Chris Noth?
  5. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

    May 30, 2001
    I don't know... this news kind of bugs me.
  6. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    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

    Cutter John Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    'The Fly Redux'! Now with extra mucus!
  8. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 19, 2000
    17 Cherry Tree Lane
    What a buzz kill you are.

    Swat those gloomy thoughts away.
  9. Bad Bishop

    Bad Bishop Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 23, 2001
    The Land of Fruits and Nuts
    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.
  10. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    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.
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    The dreaded threemake.
  12. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

    Dec 6, 2008
    The F U state of TEXAS!
    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:
  13. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Gee, I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that meeting. :D
  14. T'Baio

    T'Baio Admiral Admiral

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ontario, Canada
    No matter how weird it all is, it's Cronenberg. I'm in.
  15. Dream

    Dream Admiral Admiral

    Dec 2, 2001
    Hotel Transylvania
    They should get that actor that plays Mohinder on Heroes to play the main character. Heroes fans should know why. ;)
  16. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    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.
  17. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Long live the new flesh.
  18. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 26, 2001
    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).