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Brundlefly returns and Cronenberg looks to be returning with him!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. A dark, twisted, cynical side of me was waiting for this news of a remake of David Cronenberg's remake of THE FLY because I could then pull out "Be afraid. Be VERY afraid" for the headline. But then David Cronenberg went and fucked that up for me. Thanks, Dave. A remake/reimagining/reworking/whatever of THE FLY is indeed in the works according to Steven Zeitchik at Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog, but it's being spearheaded by David Cronenberg himself. Word is he's directing and potentially writing this reboot.

I actually went to LA to see his bizarre opera based on THE FLY. I don't know if it was worth the north of $200 ticket, but I did enjoy myself. I'm curious about this project. A part of me doesn't want to see Cronenberg going back to the well and a part of me is giddy as a schoolboy to see him tackle a big scale FLY movie again. Does this mean we're going to see Viggo Mortensen as Seth Brundle? Or will Cronenberg be fucking awesome and just pull Jeff Goldblum away from that cop show? Or will Seth Brundle even exist in the remake? It might be better to go a whole new direction just as he did in the original remake. I do demand acid vomit melting off some douchebag's foot, though. So, yeah. We'll see how this progresses.

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  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by The_Coyote

    ...I'm in.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Don't have Brundlefly ask to be killed

    by Omegaman

    at the end. That was the only mistake in that movie. At that point, theres no way Brundlefly would have been capable of asking for a mercy killing. She should have just shot him as he moved towards her.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    $200 ticket?

    by The Dark Shite

    That's dedication! Or stupidity. Not sure:-).<p> This is a tough one. On the one hand, a Fly movie with modern techniques/technology could be great, on the other hand, this is The Fly. Maybe it's better left alone.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    Completely disagree. That moment makes the ending for me. It's tragic and shows that even with all that has happened to him some part of Seth Brundle is still in there.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Interesting indeed...

    by The Amazing G

    but since they're remaking Videodrome I'd rather Cronenberg do that himself (maybe he will?)

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I have only ONE question:

    by Motoko Kusanagi


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    ya know what's an underrated Cronenberg movie?

    by The Amazing G

    eXistenZ, I thought it was pretty great with some fascinating practical effects, but it got overlook by The Matrix of course (cuz every movie that came out in 1999 that was about virtual reality just HAD to be compared to The Matrix even if virtual reality was the only similarity)

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Why? Just for the sake of fucking effects?

    by conspiracy

    If he is going to do this, then it should be a completely different story; remaking the remake just to add extra added CGI fuckery is hackery at best, desperation at worst.</p><p>Hopefully Cronenberg will go the complete departure route..and we'll get a fresh, new story based on an old premise. Perhaps some scientist runs across Brundles work, tries to duplicate it...or maybe uses Brundles theories to create hybrids on a genetic level, as Brundle himself became. So Long as it is not "The Fly"...I'm fine with it.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Yeah I'm confused...

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    .. I know I'm supposed to be pissed off about remakes.. but if the original guy is remaking his own stuff? Can't decide! Brain aneurysm!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    His best movie.

    by MaxTheSilent

    Like a lot of iconoclastic directors he managed to make his best work while doing the big-budget studio thing. Like Carpenter with THE THING, De Palma with THE UNTOUCHABLES and Scorsese with GOODFELLAS.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Unecessary re-make/re-boo

    by RoarsLoudly


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:46 a.m. CST

    Just pull a Lucas

    by disfigurehead

    Redo the effects.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by bueno_bob

    I have an idea. How about somebody come up with an original concept? I'd like to see an original movie.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Oh well.....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    If there is going to be a remake, I would love to see Cronenberg be the man to do it. The Fly is an awesome movie, and some of those effects can use an update. Just keep PG-13 away from this.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Brundle Fly asking for death ....

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Is one of the most memorable moments of the flick....that seals the deal for me.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Will Geena Davis' bush be making a reappearance?

    by kdoc13

    I remember it coming out from under a robe in the theater, but not seeing it on the DVD. Worst editing ever.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Go the Fly!!!

    by hallmitchell

    I don't know where you would take it. Yet I'm not being paid the big bucks to tackle that proposition.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Conenberg should remake The Thing

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    and Carpenter should remake The Fly. I'm all for remakes if they bring something new to the table. I think I probably would have preferred the Alien prequel to be directed by someone OTHER than Ridley Scott. Thatsaid I'm still looking forward to it.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Directors remaking their own works?

    by OutlawsDelejos

    I know RR redid El Mariachi with Desperado, sort of. I'm trying to think of someone else whose done that, I'm sure I've overlooked something obvious. Ring @ doesn't count.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Fucking shift key, Ring 2.

    by OutlawsDelejos

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Oh for crap sake dont fuck my favorite movie

    by Seth Brundle

    show respect, dont do a shitty ass remake just to show THE FLY fly

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Whatever the Cronen wanna do...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    I'm down.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST


    by The_Coyote

    Raimi sort of remade Evil Dead with Evil Dead 2. I don't know if that counts.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah!

    by The_Coyote

    And Michael Haneke remade Funny Games himself.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    existenZ WAS great!

    by BadMrWonka

    I gotta get that on my I haven't seen that in a while.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:30 a.m. CST

    The original Cronenberg Fly was perfect!

    by MattmanBegins

    Why the fuck does it need a remimaginakening?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by BGDAWES

    You've made an outstanding point - Evil Dead 2 AND Heneke's 'US' Funny Games were both remakes and better than the original. <br> <br> The_Coyote hit the nail on the head - when the original director revisits their original material, the result is usually dripping in pussy juice. <br> <br> I'm in.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST


    by virgin_eyeballs

    Here comes a cheap shot, but: I'm sure most Star Wars fans would beg to differ.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    No jew fly this time -

    by Professor_Monster

    how about someone who goes from good looking to ugly this time. I could barely tell the change in Goldblum

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Aldred Hitchcock remade his own film of...

    by Primus

    ...The Man Who Knew Too Much, and brought something new to it. He preferred the remake, though a lot of people say the original is the better piece. I like both.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    That should Alfred H of course...

    by Primus

    Not sure who Aldred was, but he wasn't half as good as Alf.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    "Evil Dead 2 AND Heneke's 'US' Funny Games were both remakes and better than the original". Really? I guess we saw different movies. Both of those were OK movies but both fell short of their forerunners. As for a "Fly" remake, well if someone HAS to do one (and it seems that in today's Hollywood all films must now be remade, at least once) then it may as well be Cronenberg, IF he takes a radically new approach. Seems odd that he would go back to such blatantly genre material though, he seems to have almost re-invented himself over the last couple of decades, if you look at his choice of projects. Well, almost..

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Sorry, I meant that for BGDAWES

    by BenBraddock

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    The Cronenberg movie already was a remake anyways

    by peterhengl

    Remember? It was originally a equally great movie from the 50s...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    The original is timeless

    by harrythehawk

    Just watched it three weeks ago- he just needs to CGI a modern hairstyle onto Geena Davis and the remake is done.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    "Jew fly! Jew fly! Don't bother me..."

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Quint --

    by DrunkyMcLush

    I share your cautious enthusiasm. I've loved The Fly ever since I saw it when I was a little kid... I think Cronenberg can pull it off.... Then again, I thought Spielberg and Lucas could pull off Indy 4...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    The Fly is a great movie. Don't remake it

    by Supermans

    Why are all these classic movie's being re-imagined. Enough already... Come up with a new concpet for a movie.. A new idea entirely.. This is silly in my opinion as how can a CGI based movie surprise us anymore like the original did and still does to new viewers??

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:51 a.m. CST

    It's the writing part that has me excited.

    by Neosamurai85

    David didn't write the first Fly Remake, he tweaked the script plenty, but mostly to add more relationship elements. The whole computer "learning the flesh" always felt off, like imitation Cronenberg, and sure enough it was. The melodrama of the whole thing really hasn't aged well either. Don't get me wrong, I'm saying this with a special edition of the movie on the shelf next to me. I do love The Fly, but if he wants to take another shot at it, I'm fine with that (I really expect he wants the opera version on screen) even if I could think of a few projects I'd prefer he tackle.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:10 a.m. CST


    by Frojitsu

    I would like to see a new soundtrack. That music, though great, took me out of the movie......

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    He should remake Rabid...

    by otto maddox

    ...with Jenna Jameson in the Marilyn Chambers (RIP) role

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Fuck's sake...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Why? His 1986 version is classic. Don't do it Dave, please...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:33 a.m. CST


    by BoE

    Funny that this is an example of a remake that was better than the original and now we (well, not the collective we) want to remake it. How could it help but underwhelm? What is with all the "jew" talk, btw? Wtf? You do realize that antisemitism is a pastime for sore losers, right?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:38 a.m. CST

    or remake The Brood...

    by otto maddox

    ..with Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie and Alec Baldwin

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:41 a.m. CST

    The beginning of the brood was awesome..

    by StarchildAD

    I was so stoned, I didnt know what the fuck was going on but it felt so evil and dramatic... a theatre scene that had the weight of the world in its delivery. Also, Id rather see a new scifi/(or)horror movie from Cronenberg written by him then this. Im scared shitless for the videodrome remake.. LONG LIVE THE NEW(OLD) FLESH

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:44 a.m. CST

    or remake Scanners..

    by otto maddox

    ..with Stephen Lack and Michael Ironside and Jenna Jameson

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    eRmake eXistanz with an even uglier chick

    by StarchildAD

    Shes got a dick in real life. Yes, Ive sucked it.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Oliver Reed was the shit

    by StarchildAD

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Cronenberg won't remake this

    by Seth Gecko

    The man is notorious for his originality. As if he will remake his masterpiece which was already a remake of sorts. THE FLY reboot is one of the scariest moives ever made.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:02 a.m. CST

    The South American Paper Wasp

    by Happyfat73

    Screw flies... have him merge with some rare and obscure insect with a really long name.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST


    by StarchildAD

    the insect that lives in pussies

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:09 a.m. CST

    no to remake! yes to sequel

    by TheManWhoCan

    John McTIernan came back to the Diehard series in diehard with avengence and it worked really well. Dont do a remake make a sequel the Fly 2 was flawed but still built on the originals high points (cold bastard industrealist scientists following/stealing Brundles work and maggot baby oh-yeah). please be a hard R also have some fly(ing) action in a built up area . giant fly buzzing around the city freaking people out!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:21 a.m. CST


    by StarchildAD

    the italian hair dresser that steals meatballs from the children and the man with wooden shoes. No relation to any of Cronenbergs work... yet. Anyone seen those two one hour movies of his.. The one with the institute for higher consciousness... Cronenberg needs to at least make a low budget film along those lines once again... for the mind altering folk.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST

    ok, THIS is curious making.

    by Mr Gorilla

    If Cronenberg is involved, that makes me curious. Very curious.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Cronenberg should remake Shivers

    by PhilipMarlowe

    With big named actresses....drool.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:41 a.m. CST

    this time it's not an experiment in a loft

    by ThePilgrim

    it's big buisness funded, but someone has a grudge and they place a fly in the other teleporter. Knowing it will ruin the presentation. You know they will do something like that. I'd rather see a big budget remake of shivers. Alfred remade TMWKTM.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    a Shivers remake is actually a good idea...

    by The Amazing G

    the original is just a bit too low budget for it to really pull off the premise, plus the acting is really bad

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Shit I'm still waiting for Ladies Night

    by ThePilgrim

    but since the scribe for the remake of the crazies pretty much ripped of the Ladies Night theme to give th eremake a new plot. Well fuck... I guess never.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    my mind has been fucking BLOWN...

    by The Amazing G

    I just checked imdb and I learn that Cronenberg is four years older than Stephen King and three years older than Spielberg, I did not know he was that old

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:52 a.m. CST

    anyway a remake of The Brood might not be a bad idea either

    by The Amazing G

    The Brood is damn scary and Oliver Reed is the shit, but I've always thought the movie was too vague with what Psychoplasmics were supposed to be, I mean what the heck was the deal with Psychoplasmics anyway?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    On the remakes by the same director front

    by filmcoyote

    There's also George Sluizer remaking his own The Vanishing - and the remake wasn't even close to as good as the original. Haneke's Funny Games retread works but doesn't match the original. But then to be fair Haneke himself said it wasn't made for people that liked the original he made it so Americans that wouldn't sit through subtitles could see the story, so unfair to compare them i guess. Hitchcock's Man Who Knew Too Much remake is superior to the still excellent original. Cronenberg's Fly is so much better than the 50s Vincent Price film it just isn't funny. There are so many great sci-fi films of the 50s but The Fly has a disproportionately rose-tinted remembrance for many. It really is pretty shit (although it has a dynamite final scene). Carpenter's The Thing and Cronenberg's The Fly are, for me, the best 2 remakes ever but The Fly edges it in the "best remake" category as while i prefer The Thing as a film the gulf between it and its superb original is not as wide.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    "The Fly" isn't THAT dated is it? All the effects are practical and work as I recall. It's a classic.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    I hope it's a huge joke...

    by andrew coleman

    And they just re-release the one they already made. Fuck me that movie is not that dated. Hollywood needs a fucking reboot.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Fuck directing, Cronenberg I want you to act for us!

    by StarchildAD

    Your villian role in Nightbreed was badass. Him and Tsyukamoto should have a buddy road trip film in which they go on a surrealistc journey through a veneral disease on a magical motorcycle. Call it... Magic Motorcycle Diaries

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Look, Ill fucking direct it if its too much trouble

    by StarchildAD


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by KillDozer

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Quint kudos for posting that polisth movie poster of the Fly

    by ominus

    polish movie posters rock.have a taste:

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Bring back Geena Davis, too.

    by tonagan

    I'm still smitten with her.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:04 a.m. CST

    A Shivers remake is a good idea.

    by tonagan

    Though the original is still wicked creepy - the part near the end where even the little girl gets in on the action is pretty squirmy.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Return to horror

    by Davidhessstation

    I am just glad Cronies is back to doing horror and is getting away from the dramas like Spider, History of Violence and Eastern Promises. I thought all those were dull and overrated.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Don't forget Cronenberg in Jason X.

    by tonagan

    That's a guilty pleasure.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    And is the Fly opera ever coming to the west coast?

    by tonagan

    Come on!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:06 a.m. CST


    by Mr Nicholas

  • ...although it sucks that they don't come up with something new. <p> It's the remakes where it's seems like a studio draws a random title out of a hat and says "let's remake this", that I don't like.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    *own movies

    by F-18

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    I meant EAST coast.

    by tonagan

    Otherwise, my indignation still stands.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 2 a remake?

    by Bouncy X

    thats funny, the movie i saw had a 6-7min retelling of the first movie (due to rights issues otherwise it woulda been actual Part 1 flashbacks) and then it continues exactly where the first movie left off. how people, fans even, can ever call it a remake i'll never understand. i never hear anybody say that AOD is a remake and it does the exact same thing that Part 2 did. some people are strange.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Hitchcock remade his own tha man who knew too much

    by Taye

    But it was not a remake originally. as for the Cronenberg Reremake. Meh. he is still very good imo, but his movies were way better during the Fly era imo.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    THE man who knew too much

    by Taye

    Sorry sir Alfred Hitchcock :D ;)

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST


    by fireclown

    Is there a shortage of scripts in Hollywood or something?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Hey look, it's the famous Funny Girl movie poster

    by BrandLoyalist

    Oh wait, that's not Funny Girl, it's the Polish The Fly poster. Thanks Quint and ominus... very glad to have learned of this freaked-out Polish movie poster phenomenon.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:11 a.m. CST

    He's remaking his own movie? Is he trying to be

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Look out Cronenberg...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...You make this and you just might get sued by the Jack Kirby Estate!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    ... Not to mention...

    by PessimusGrime

    ...the Jerry Siegel Estate as well!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST

    All about the $

    by nexxus7

    Cronenberg is an imaginative guy. I'm sure he has hundreds of cool ideas floating around in his head that he'd much rather make (unless like everyone else he's out of ideas), but no doubt the studio folks are just saying "just redo this thing you already did". Why spend two years of your life remaking your own work, which was well done and well cast. The effects will be a little more dazzling, the CGI wilkl be there of course, but what about the acting and the story? Arrgh, let it go and move on. Otherwise he's just another George "I can't do anything but zombies" Romero.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:55 a.m. CST

    FX, no shortage of scripts - just imagination, for dated

    by filmcoyote

    For one thing 1986 The Fly isn't dated at all, i watched it last week and it holds up superbly. In the DVD commentary Cronenberg talks about how now they'd do Brundlefly CG but that you get the humanity of the character better by having Goldblum in the make-up/suit and it would lose that in a CG version. There's no shortage of scripts in Hollywood just imagination - studios won't task perceived risks on new material when they can retread stuff that has worked before. Remember key studio demographic is 15-25 and this is now 23 years old so they perceive this as a generation that won't know the story. It is sadly true that the wider population don't watch much that's pre their lifetime.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    The Fly (1958); The Fly (1986)

    by I AM ROCKO

    I love both iterations...the beauty of the 86 version is how they took the original concept and and expanded on the notion, rather than a straightforward head/body swap, DC focused on the metamorphsis in mind and body and brain, but not ultimately not soul-hence the powerful assisted death at the end. I hope to God that DC has another idea in which to provide different elements/themes to the story- not just an excuse to update the 86 version with modern effects! DC would not do that, would he??!!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Can't be a remake. Gotta be a sequel.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    With Cronenberg involved, there's no logic to him remaking a film that is already beloved - the chances of fucking up, even for him, are too high. I agree with one of the other posters here, it has to be a sequel - a completely different researcher trying to build on Brundle's work - perhaps deliberately mixing himself. All I known is a remake by Cronenberg makes no sense. A sequel however by the original team, now that could be fertile ground.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:14 a.m. CST

    The big question is, will it be in 3-D?

    by SpyGuy

    Because EVERYTHING has to be in 3-D these days, right? It's like, a law or something.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Help me! Heeeeeeeeeelllllpppppppp meeeeeeeeeeee

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:19 a.m. CST

    ANyone see the Fly

    by Series7


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I don't understand this

    by D.Vader

    Not at all. I don't see the point of a remake (one that topped the original), and I don't see the point of the same filmmaker directing the remake of his own film. <p> Granted, I'd RATHER the original filmmaker be involved, but I don't see what he can do better this time. Will it be genetic experiments that create the Fly this time? Will we still get an awesome scene of the female character giving birth to a giant maggot? Or Jeff Goldblum ripping someone's forearm open in an arm-wrestling contest? <p> Really, what can be better?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Bring in Bill Hader as G. Davis' brother!

    by Blanket-Man

    Make it a reimagining of both the '58 original and the '86 remake! Oh, and stop calling Cronenberg's "the original"! As a big fan of both, I demand that the Hedison version get some respect! The original HELP MEEEE!!!!!! = Creepiest moment of any pre-1970s horror flick!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Did anyone like "THE FLY II"?

    by BenBraddock

    Saw it a few months back, God what a stinker.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum in Law and Order CI

    by Series7

    Not as good as you'd think.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Bring Back Eric Stolz!

    by Series7

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    So is this the movie that

    by Series7

    He has been talking about for 12 years? Saying that he has been waiting for technology to catch up to his ideas, so he can put what he sees in his mind on the screen.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    if he can get jeff goldblum back..

    by El Cimarron

    ... they wont use any of the budget to make him look like the fly. get it? because he looks like one. /will be here all day

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    recently watched the first 80s Fly film all the way through...

    by Deviant Apex

    I always remember seeing parts of the film when I was younger, but Id never seen it all the way through before, partially because the film terrified me as a child. Now that Im twenty-one the only things that seem to terrify me anymore are low paychecks and Mariah Carrey.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Really, life is short. Make another original movie with Viggo. I can't believe Cronenberg will be remaking his own movie. That's so bad.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    deviant apex

    by El Cimarron

    how about if cronenberg remade the fly starring mariah carey?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Viggo being a deep undercover Russian crime lord just BEGS for a continuation of the story. I mean come on!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    But he might have, had he lived. <P> RIP King of Pop.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by Deviant Apex

    admit it, Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis wont be back. This is a REMAKE people. When was the last time the same actors from an original film were cast in a remake? The only remote possibility of their return is if this is a pseudo sequel/remake, and even then I say its highly unlikely.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Great movie, and a remake would own with new CGI.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Sorry BringingSexyBack

    by Series7

    HBO didn't pick up Eastern Promise for series after that pretty good pilot.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I don't think I'd want to be in Lynch's family

    by Series7

    He seems like a douche. Cronenberg would be cool. He'd probably let you work the goo for his movies.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Re:El Cimarron

    by Deviant Apex

    Yeah, see thats a film that would actually scare the hell out of me. The tagline could be "if you thought Glitter was terrifying, you had absolutely no fucking clue what horror is, until now..."

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The original Fly was based on a story in the Playboy magazine

    by ominus

    at the end of the original story,the man/fly scientists merges with the vanished cat from the failed experiment,and becomes a man-cat-fly monstrosity.who knows maybe Croneberg wants to make this remake more faithful to the original story.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Beside the makeup effects The Fly probably

    by skimn

    had the best gimble effects, besting 2001 and Poltergeist. Look at the scene and all the shit in Brundle's lab that had to be fixed in place. Impressive.<p>And I really don't know what Cronenberg could add to a remake to make this any more relevant

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    what I REALLY want Cronenberg to do is...

    by The Amazing G

    a sequel to Videodrome, now THAT would be the shit

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Maybe in this remake USA army uses Brundles work

    by ominus

    to create super fly-powered soldiers.they even have wing and they can fly.ofcourse the whole experiment is a failure,the insane prototype soldier escapes,spreading death in his course.then Rambo is sent to kill him,and we have the first movie crossover in film history.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    origin story

    by El Cimarron

    i'd like to see a story centered on the goldblum and geena davis characters up to the moment they met. all the mundane things they did, like go to MIT, and harvard for journalism, the real deal of the romance with stathis borans, how seth constructed the first pods, etc. actually that story would suck. but hey ORIGIN STORY!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Haha Jason X

    by Adelai Niska

    I always hoped one of the sequels would end with the teenagers turning Jason's body over to cronenberg, just to go full circle on that.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Oh Cronenberg, don't tease us and then let us down...

    by Royston Lodge

    On the one hand, the concept of "Cronenberg remaking The Fly the way he REALLY wanted to make it, now that the technology has caught up" sure is seductive.<p> But, that's what we thought about the Star Wars Special Editions, and then the CGI X-Wings sucked ass.<p> That's what we thought about George Lucas and the prequels. 'nuff said.<p> That's also the vibe we're supposed to be getting for Avatar, but the jury's still out after that teaser.<p> There are so many different ways Cronenberg could approach this.<p> He could go "commercial", simply updating The Fly to make it more appealling to the average modern viewer.<p> He could also take The Fly in a weird direction, and make it more like one of his more "experimental" movies.<p> And then, the worst-case scenario, he might just be interested in experimenting with CGI because he's never done that before.<p> That'd suck more than a sucky thing that sucks a lot.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    It will just be the opera on film

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Not sure who said it above but they are more than likely correct. Doubt it will even do "Repo: The Genetic Opera" business though. He should do the Eastern Promises sequel...Viggo just mentioned that in the press a few weeks ago as a possibility

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST

    lets have the same concept

    by damiz707

    but have some other animal jump in the machine with him. A dog, a paraqeet, a nat, an ant, a roach(those fuckers are everywhere), a Transformer toy, a butterfly(for the ladies), a lady bug, AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST, MEGAN FUCKIN FOX.....ALL JOKING ASIDE, VIGGO WOULD BE FUCKIN AWESOME FOR THE ROLE OF BRUNDLE

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Do it like the '50s version

    by rev_skarekroe

    Where there's a guy wandering around with gigantic fly head.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:59 a.m. CST

    I'd much rather see Cronenberg manage the Videodrome remake.

    by Royston Lodge

    Now THERE'S a movie that's worthy of a 21st Century update, but only if Cronenberg's at the helm.<p> I can't even begin to imagine the McLuhenesque nightmare that he could unleash on us if he was in charge of that project.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Of course the premise of the movie did not make sense.

    by Ingeld

    Brundle's DNA merges with the DNA from the fly that accidently was in the chamber. What of the DNA that was in every microbe on Brundle's body or in his gut? Still, I liked the movie. No need for a remake.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Fucking gross.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I admire the film in a way, but seriously - fuck that gross ass flick.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Cronenberg should do DR. STRANGE instead

    by IAmLegolas

    with Viggo Mortensen as Dr. Strange. Make it so.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Brundle's concept of teleportation

    by skimn

    Unless the bugs were worked out, would everyone have to travel naked? Have you SEEN the people in the airport lately?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 2 is neither a sequel nor a remake

    by slone13

    Raimi has said so himself and so chooses not to put a name on it.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Do the velcro fly!

    by jarjarmessiah

    Long Live ZZ top!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    This could definitely work if it is a remake/sequel...

    by JackLucas

    It could be the film The Fly II wanted to be. I do have fond memories of The Fly II and there are some good ideas there, but ultimately it just fell flat in the end. With Cronenberg himself going back in with a fresh concept of someone continuing on with Brundle's research (be it on the teleportation or DNA splicing end) we could end up with a damn fine film in the end. No way does Cronenberg just remake this straight up. Nothing there makes sense. This has got to be something else entirely. Definitely within the same universe. But with a new story and characters.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:35 a.m. CST

    And if this IS a sequel with new ideas within the same universe?

    by JackLucas

    It will immediately shoot to the top of my list of upcoming must see shit along with Tron Legacy.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    This time have the "Fly" actually fly!

    by Sithdan

    That's what flies do for fuck's sake!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST


    by imagin78

    Cecil B. Demille also remade his own "The Ten Commandments". <p> Many directors have also remade their shorts into feature-length films.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Fly II did have the smooshiest head crunch

    by skimn

    by the elevator effect of the 80's. Good job Chris.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Mortensen would be great in this,

    by Captain Happy

    but a remake seems totally unnecessary.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Although, if it's more of a sequel...

    by Captain Happy

    ie: a continuation of Brundle's work, it could be really interesting...with other genetic-combo-hybrid possibilities...Cronenberg would have a field day with the material & we could get something interesting, alright, I've reversed my previous post, this remake could be good.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Good film ,terrible sequel!!!

    by Snikkar124

    I saw both last week. I was amazed at how horribly bad the the fly 2 was. I had seen it many years ago,but I must have blocked out the crapiness from my memory.. Another go,with CG Brundlefly would kick ass;)

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge has good points

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

    Aren't we all getting tired of the "now that I have CGI I can bring ANYTHING I ever wanted to the screen!" rhetoric. We've all been burned by that many times. Sometimes limitations are good. They force the brain to out think the problem, which often leads to very creative results. I shudder to think of what Brundlefly will look like with CG.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    he should have tons of lense flair

    by LarryTate

    and have it be about a world of dominant flies where a fly scientist gets changed into a human-fly hybrid. maybe not.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    To coincide with our fear of swine flu

    by skimn

    Brundle should gene split with a pig. Then when body parts start to fall off he can fry them up for breakfast. YUM.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Gotta get Eric Stoltz in there

    by MaliceHighload

    This FLY remake was announced a while ago with another director attached, who was going to give The Fly the ability to actually fly. These deals fizzle left and right.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:32 a.m. CST

    The only thing the original lacked...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...was the "other" victim of the experiment buzzing around crying, "Help meeee!" I know the sequel fused the two together instead of switching body parts, but I remember getting freaked by those scenes as a kid watching Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoons.<P>And the soundtrack should have included Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey."

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Cronenberg should remake Super fly!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Good point. I got freaked by that too. Gene splicing is the ultimate nightmare.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and he has to sell the machine to pay his medical bills.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by PleaseWipeMyAss


  • Sept. 24, 2009, noon CST

    Standing by for shitty CGI and PG13 rating

    by Logan_1973

    The practical fx in the original rank up there with AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Since they are planning a remake of Total Recall...

    by Traumnovelle

    They should just let Cronenberg take the reigns like he was originally going to do. Make a true Philip K. Dick Total Recall movie, with some ill body horror, obviously.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I liked the 1st Cronenberg fly

    by Powerring

    There is not one scene, or one thing I'd change about that movie. Everything about it was classic.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    "It Came From Within"

    by nolan bautista

    or "Orgy of the Blood Parasites"..remake this Cronenberg gem..this movie disturbed me a lot when it came out..even while masturbating to it..

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah..

    by nolan bautista

    "Shivers" was another title for "It Came From Within".. they already mentioned it above..the " my daughter.." scene..priceless!..excellent data for my spank bank

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    So...a Fly remake by David Cronenberg?....

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    .....Am I missing something here?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    So is he going to do a remake of Naken Lunch next?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Of all the pointless shit!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Maybe the fly at the end of this remake,gets killed by

    by ominus

    a giant cgi flyswatter.thats why Croneberg wait 12 years for the technology to mature,in order to make his original vision true.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Make it a musical

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

    like the play

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Will Obama have a cameo?

    by ominus

    just wondering..

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    This just tells me...

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>That Cronenberg is out of ideas. That's really too fucking bad because he has a brilliant mind for cinema.</p><p>Seriously, you guys would prefer this to david fincher doing it or Marcus Nispel? Give somebody else a shot at it! We've ALREADY SEWEN Cronenberg's Fly. It's amazing. I have it on Blu-ray. NEXT!</p>

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    David Cronenberg to direct Planet of the Apes: The Musical

    by Royston Lodge

    I hate every ape I see,<p> From chimpan-A to chimpanzee...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    The Special is for special occasions.

    by Toilet_Terror

    I agree with The Amazing G.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Though it doesn't excite me much in theory

    by Toilet_Terror

    I'm interested in seeing exactly what Cronenberg horror + copious amounts of CGI looks like. <p>Directors have remade their own great films with success before.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Captain Happy, they already did that...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    It's called The Fly II with Eric Stoltz. (P) Maybe DC just heard they were remaking and told them he'd do it. But now he's just going to dick around until it falls apart. (P)A good move on his part.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I just don't know what to think about this...

    by HarryCalder

    The '86 version is just about perfect, for my tastes. And yet, to imagine what David would do now with current technology... still, why not leave well enough alone? But a straight-up sequel that ignores the Eric Stoltz abomination would be pretty bitchen. And Geena needs the work, so she could reprise, at least for a cameo...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    There ARE other 50s monster movies he could remake.

    by Royston Lodge

    There are simply way too many other movies that I'd love to see given the Cronenberg touch rather than another version of The Fly. If the headline was Cronenberg To Remake [Enter 50s horror movie here], it would be a million different kinds of awesome.<p> This announcement just feels flat.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Royston, agree wholeheartedly.

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    <p>How many times does he need to remake The Fly before it stops being cool?</p><p>How about Cronenberg's Harry Knowles? Now THAT would be some scary shit!</p>

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:18 p.m. CST

    He did such a creepy job with gyno's in Dead Ringers

    by skimn

    I'd like to see Cronenberg direct one episode of NipTuck before it ends. Plastic surgery horror would seem right up his alley.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Cant think of a single reason for this to happen

    by Turingtestee

    Cant think of a single good reason for Cronenberg to go back to 'body horror' . . . other than we would like him to.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Is there a luckier bastard than Goldblum?

    by kuryakin

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Hmm didn't mean to post just the title

    by kuryakin

    But is there? <b> <p> I mean the guy is apparently banging that Alex chick off Lost, he was baging Geena Davis at just the right time, he's been in I believe three of the top grossing movies of all time just by doing that oooh aaah hmmm shit that he does... <b> <p> I'm just saying he's a lucky bastard

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    But he was the bomb in Mad Dog Time

    by kuryakin

    That shit was awesome

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    I like Goldblum,he has taken part in a lot of

    by ominus

    great films.check his filmography.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    He should a make a movie based on H1N1

    by ominus

    some kind of bio-horror movie examining the reaction of humanity against the threat of a pandemic deadly virus.i know he has done a similar movie,but if he wants to be current,the swine flu is a good material for his new movie.hey he might even make the virus transform people into cannibals human pigs,just for some dark humor.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    "He just needs to CGI a modern hairstyle onto Geena Davis"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    What?! Big, 80's hair looked AWESOME on girls. Seriously, that's the thing I miss most about that decade.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Will Eric Stoltz be back as Jeff Goldblum's son?!!!!

    by Drath

    Because you know, they look so alike!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    You know Letterman or someone

    by Series7

    Will mention the fly remake and show the Obama clip.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST


    by Missing Dink

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg should pull a David Lynch and...

    by Fandude7

    Do his version of The Straight Story. Cron man should take an old couple living in a small town and see what happens. I'd see it.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg is making some odd decisions lately

    by Redmond

    Clearly not the same guy who decided to do CRASH and NAKED LUNCH. He seems to be jumping fully into the mainstream. So far, that's been fine, since I liked HISTORY and PROMISES. But his new Tom Cruise movie and now this is starting to make me long for the guy who was more provocative and cutting edge, and less...mainstream.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Headlines I'd rather read . . .

    by Royston Lodge

    David Cronenberg to remake Them!<p> David Cronenberg to remake This Island Earth<p> David Cronenberg to remake Eyes Without A Face<p> David Cronenberg to remake Day Of The Triffids<p> David Cronenberg to remake Robot Monster<p> ... ok, maybe not that last one ...

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Huge DC Fan

    by RaRoMo

    But honestly? As mind bending as his early films were, when viewing them more recently I am conscious of the fact they were shot on low budgets, with not always the best actors. Just saw Videodrome again after about a decade, and it does look a little dated in some spots. (Also just saw Dead Ringers again, when he had a bigger budget, and it's still perfect). So yeah, I would like to see Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, and a lot of C's other films remade, with better production values; if not directed by him, then at least overseen by him. The Fly to me is great, except that the make-up/prosthetics at the very end are kind of cheesy. The one bad note in an otherwise excellent film.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Wait....he's remaking a movie he already directed?

    by Onin Solstice

    Wtf? What's the point? How different can it be? Unless he completely reworks the story, an entire legion of man-fly's swamrming across the country, impregnating any girl that looks remotely like Geena Davis? What's the point of this?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by OutlawsDelejos

    Funny Games! Yes, that was it. Good lad.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by Reposseser

    Seriously, it's obvious they'll have the new Brundle think it's so awesome to have the super abilities, he'll go flying around the city trying to be the good guy - only to give up when the Fly Politics kick in. It's a tragic hero story. FUCK THAT.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Why get righteously angry about remaking a remake?

    by Tall_Boy66

    At a certain point, when you're on your second remake of a film, you just have to go with it. On remake #1, it can get your dander up. On remake #2, who cares?

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Bbbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz bzz bbbzzzz bzz bbbzzzz bbbzz bz!!!!!!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Shoooot him

    by Caerdwyn

    I agree with Quint, Brundlefly's request for mercy really made the ending for me. Why do they want to remake this? It was a great film, leave it be.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    You'll remake what you're told to remake, Dave.

    by kabong

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by StarchildAD


  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Cronenberg can do this

    by Minaton

    His films have always edgy, going in directions, you wouldn't expect the film to go. Scanners - head explosion, The Fly - abortion scene, Rabid - the needle in the armpit, Shivers - the bathtub scene and the kiss. Videodrome - the stomach slot, Dead Ringers - the finale, and other freaky stuff. His films delve into the deeper recesses of our mind. SHowing the brutality & depravity of the human condition. Watching his films are a different experience than the hacks promoting chop/slice slasher films. You care about the plight of his characters as he lets their perilous tale unfold. Yes he can pull this off by going a different direction with the story. Not a la Lucas CGI! I am sure he will write a good twist in the story.

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    that scene in Dead Ringers *spoiler*

    by The Amazing G

    when Jeremy Irons is getting ready to do surgery on that woman with that fucked tools and he's all woozy and shit scared the hell out of me!

  • Sept. 24, 2009, 11:29 p.m. CST


    by uberman

    Now I want to see Speilberg go back and re-make JAWS! That would be the ultimate. Do It, Speilberg! Ya gotta do it!

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I cant believe i didnt even know Cronenberg

    by StrokerX

    did The Fly. But thinking back..I can totally see it.<p> Check out my sci-fi comic competing for DC comics contract :)<p>

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    So it's a virus

    by carraway

    It's not just Hollywood that's run out of original ides,the same exotic virus has now spread to higher forms of life. The next logical step will be for all American films to be remakes of 4 core films.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST


    by MotherPussBucket

    Has CGI ever been used to make sustained shots of graphic body horror? Some latex, goo and a trip to the butcher has always been perfectly effective (The Fly, Hellraiser, Braindead, etc).

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Cronenberg is looking for new ways to challenge himself

    by TurdontheRun

    That's why he's making all these bizarre decisions, and why he's one of the most consistent and interesting directors out there. He has not fallen into a rut like the rest of his 80's horror peers - although I'd even be wary of classing him as a horror director. He always tries new things and does unexpected stuff that people would not typically associate with him, although on closer inspection they completely are right down to the core. <p>It always amazes me when people say that his latest films are 'mainstream' or not Cronenberg-like just because they don't conform to the body horror image he's known for. What he does is take these genres and subvert them, as well as exploring his recurring themes in more literal and realistic ways as opposed to the fantastical. And quite frankly, at this point, Cronenberg deciding to do his first big-budget studio movie with A-list stars (Matarese Circle) is the antithesis of going mainstream. This is not a director in his mid -30's going 'Hollywood' and being accused of 'selling out', but a 60 years plus director looking to make surprising and unexpected decisions, do things he's long held off from doing before now, and see how he can bring bring new things to the table in these supposedly 'commercial' genres and categories. The same goes for his first proposed sequel (Eastern Promises 2), his Fly opera, writing his first novel, presumably this re-imagining, and trying out different types of movies. Cronenberg's decisions to go 'mainstream' (whatever that means) are in fact the opposite of mainstream, although some of his more myopic fans probably want him to visit exploding heads and vomit in perpetuity. DC was never about that.<p>Now, about this Fly re-make. Well, it's puzzling - mainly because DC HAS explicitly said he would never have any interest in re-imagining or re-making his own movies onscreen(and he even said this as recently as The Fly opera). I hope this isn't just a monetary decision (ditto Scott for Alien 0),and he actually has something interesting planned here that changed his mind. Given his track record and the evidence above, I'd be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Croneberg gotta eat

    by ominus

    thats all

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST

    SUPER FLY!!!!!

    by FreeBeer

    Wasn't a reimagining of The Fly as a superhero movie mooted a while back?? Could this be the direction this remake is taking?

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    The Fly Will Fly

    by FreeBeer

    Cronenberg has said in the past that The Fly was origionally supposed to actually fly in his version, but they scraped the idea because it seemed it would be too difficult and expensive to do convincingly

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Howard Shore should re-score

    by Nuking the Fridge

    Love his score, lots of layers to it.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Mother Puss Bucket

    by skimn

    Digital, not exactly CGI has been used to simulate gunshot hits. A perfect example is Shaun Of The Dead. What I thought was on set effects, were digitally composited. Now as far as gore and body parts...practical always the best.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Geena Davis

    by Abominable Snowcone

    made me touch myself inappropriately.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 9:52 a.m. CST


    by Suskis

    Even Capra remade one of his best movies and sure the 2nd attempt went better than the original. Of course '86 version was already a remake. I don't think Cronenberg needed to remake this movie again but there is SOME chance it won't be bad.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    The Fly Will Fly Continued...

    by FreeBeer

    The exact scene where The Fly was supposed to take to the skies was where he leaves his apartment to kidnap Davis. He was originally supposed to fly there.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    I got an idea

    by Spacezilla

    Isn't Brundle's information already in the machine? That is how it is able to teleport right. Can't someone else activate the machine, and teleport Brundles information to the teleporter and voila, Brundle is back, so to speak. His code is al stored in the harddrive.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    This has absolutely nothing to do with "The Fly"...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...or Cronenberg, I'm just figuring that this TB would feature the best percentage of knowledgable movie geeks. <p>Settling a discussion here on short notice: Has Speilberg EVER made a movie that DIDN'T have a scene where a child gets threatened with grisly physical harm, just when Speilberg needed an instant emotional reaction out of the audience? <p>Counting on you folks. Thanks.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    This TB is dead but...


    I have to say that anyone who thinks the effects in Cronenbergs "The Fly" need improvement is nuts. Some of the best makeup effects ever. This is what's missing in today's CGI shit movies. I am especially sick of all these CGI blood sprays from gunshots. Give me some old-fashioned Savini-Dawn of the Dead style squibs. Cronenberg's film is one of the best horror movies ever and definitely one of the best remakes ever. Please don't fuck with it, or any of Dave's films for that matter. He is the man! Just had to say that for anyone who cares.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Have faith in Croneberg...

    by Skyway Moaters

    That guy has more integrity than practically any other director working today. He is indeed a *Master*. Just have a quick look at his body of work. He has not compromised his vision for boxoffice - EVER.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Crash and Naked lunch = brilliant.

    by FleshMachine

    he's never made a bad film. not 1.

  • Sept. 25, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Um, yeah FleshMachine...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ... and so do: "Scanners","Videodrome", "The Fly", "Dead Ringers" "Existenz", "A History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" - just off the top of my head...