David Cronenberg to remake his masterpiece: The Fly
According to The Hollywood Reporter, director David Cronenberg is said to be developing a remake of his 1986 sci-fi horror classic The Fly as a vehicle he would most likely write and direct himself for 20th Century Fox. While some may argue that advanced effects technology would be a reason for Cronenberg to want to go this route I’m not a fan of the idea.
I’ve said many times on this site that I think Cronenberg’s 1986 masterpiece about a scientist who accidentally fuses himself with a housefly during a teleportation experiment was one of the very best films of the 1980’s. Jeff Goldblum has never been better in this fascinating look into a life gone horribly wrong. Equal parts sci-fi, horror and tragic love story, The Fly is a sad but fasinating tale.
I honestly don’t think Cronenberg’s The Fly, which was itself a re-telling of the 1958 film of the same name co-starring Vincent Price, could be made any better. The one effect that they can not recapture or improve on is actor Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum, who elevated movies like Jurrasic Park and Independence Day to great heights with his quirky one of a kind persona, gave a brilliant performance as Seth Brundle. Personally I can’t imagine another actor in the role. This will certainly be a new twist on the remake explosion in Hollywood.
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