TJ Dillard

Following the announcement of a remake of David Cronenberg’s gut-wrenching body-horror ick-fest The Fly, horror fans weren’t exactly abuzz with anticipation. Remakes are generally greeted with all the enthusiasm of a fart in an elevator these days, and after the remake of other squelchy 80’s horror mainstay The Thing was as bland as an oatmeal stain on a grey tie, people aren’t holding out much hope for this one. Slated by FOX to direct is J.D. Dillard alongside scriptwriter Alex Theurer, the team behind recent fantasy drama Sleight. In an effort to allay the cynicism, Dillard recently gave an interview talking about his ideas on how to make remakes work. (more…)