What, you expecting Ant-Man? Deadline is reporting that a Human Fly movie is currently in development by Eisenberg-Fisher Productions and Steven Goldmann, the director of Trailer Park of Terror. Oh, and it’s not really a Marvel Studios movie, it’ll be an independent flick by Eisenberg-Fisher (which works out of space on the Paramount lot) and it will be financed by ‘private-equity sources’.
If you’re not familiar with the Human Fly, it was a comic that had a 19 issue run back in 1977 to 1979. Based on real life stuntman, Joe Ramacieri, and was based around the adventures of a character attempting to be the greatest daredevil (not Daredevil) that ever lived and ends up a costumed crime-fighter in the process. It was a weird and charming little slice of 1970s comic book fun. Alan Brewer and Steven Goldmann recently acquired the rights and enlisted Tony Babinski, Cirque Du Soleil’s in-house historian, to write the screenplay.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that the property is not one that will meet with much fanboy scrutiny, however I am very curious to see how they plan to bring the character to the big screen. So far the films official website reveals little.