While many critics scream “f*ck remake”, they always forget of classic reboots such as David Cronenberg’s The Fly, which was based on Kurt Neumann’s 1958 film of the same name starring the great Vincent Price. And while Fox has originally planned to re-remake the film, in 2009 Cronenberg was eventually attached to develop a sequel to his disgusting 1986 masterpiece. It’s been deafly silent since then.
Just the other week Cronenberg revealed that he has recently completed the screenplay for his new take, unfortunately the studio didn’t bite. The helmer tells Indiewire that Fox wasn’t so keen on his new take, explaining, “I wrote a script and at the moment Fox is not wanting to do the project.”
Sure, that statement doesn’t really tell us much, and it appears the site didn’t bother to ask a follow up questions, but it’s clearly not a good sign. It’s quite unfortunate too considering the studio has finally started to support filmmakers and delivered not one, but two high quality blockbusters this summer (Rise of the Planet of the Apes and X-Men: First Class).