It was reported, two years ago, that David Cronenberg was down to make a remake of his own 1986 remake of The Fly. Everybody was just like, “k wtf?” But that shit passed and people moved on with their lives.
Turns out Fox probably didn’t have their shit straight. Or Cronenberg wasn’t really clear on what he was doing. Either way, apparently this new bit is actually a “semi-sequel” to the 1986 The Fly.
According to the man himself:
“‘The Fly’ is not exactly a remake, it’s sort of a sequel, kinda. Yeah, that was a thing. I’ve written a script of that, and I don’t know if that’s going to really happen, but that has to do with Fox.”
It’s interesting that Fox might just let this one sit, considering how big of a movie this thing was.
There may also be a sequel to Eastern Promises, but I suppose you shouldn’t take any of these possible Cronenberg films to be promises.
“That is also possible. Steve Knight wrote an ‘Eastern Promises 2,’ he’s writing a second draft of that. Focus are interested in it, and we’ll see.”
What do you guys think? Would you want to read the new Fly script he wrote, even if it doesn’t make it into movieland?