David Cronenberg is in talks with Fox to reboot "The Fly." He wrote and directed the 1986 film starring Jeff Goldblum as scientist Seth Brundle who turned into a fly after a teleportation experiment goes awry. Geena Davis co-starred as Veronica, Brundle's love interest and partner.
The 1986 version was in itself a remake of the 1958 sci-fi classic from director Kurt Neumann with Vincent Price as François Delambre, the fly.
Why is Cronenberg interested in doing a remake of his own remake of a remake? Can't Hollywood be original anymore? The only answer I can come up with is the enhanced special effects available to Cronenberg now. But all the special effects in the world do not amount to nothing without a good script and direction; Yet as an experiment to see if he can top his own film, this plan is quite intriguing and interesting.
For now, take a look at the trailer of the 1986 film and let's hope Cronenberg gives us something better!
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