The Fly has been a timeless story. The original black and white film first came out in 1958 detailing a teleportation device accident (in which a fly accidently goes in the machine) and transforms a scientist into a human-fly hybrid mutant. The horror classic spawned two sequels, Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly. In 1986 the original film was remade with a much-needed horror and gore upgrade in which Jeff Goldblum this time was the scientist who transformed into the monster. Directed by David Cronenberg, the remake is considered a classic. However, we are in an era of endless remakes, so eventually, this was going to get another upgrade, right?
For some time, Cronenberg was attached to a remake of his own remake. However, the project never got out of “development hell.” The studio still had plans for this property. It looks like they finally found a director.
Director J.D. Dillard, fresh off Sundance hit Slight, the film about a magician who gets caught up in the drug game and is getting rave reviews, is now in talks to both write and direct the remake of the classic horror film. His writing partner Alex Theurer is also expected to write the script as well. Dillard is currently in pre-production for Blumhouse’s new film Sweetheart (a horror film whose plot is currently under wraps). So far, Dillard and Theurer and knocking it out the part. Expect them to take The Fly in an interesting direction.