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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Fox Eyeing Director J.D. Dillard For The Fly Remake


Sleight helmer J.D. Dillard has entered negotiations to direct and co-write a remake of The Fly over at Fox. Dillard would pen the script with his writing partner Alex Theurer.

The last remake of The Fly came in 1986 from director David Cronenberg and starred Jurassic Park alum Jeff Goldblum alongside Geena Davis. Even after all these years, it is still considered one of David Cronenberg's best pieces of work.  That film was itself a remake of the 1958 version. Produced and directed by Kurt Neumann, it was based on a short story of the same name by George Langelaan. Two sequels would follow in the form of Return Of The Fly and Curse Of The Fly respectively.

J.D. Dillard seems like the right choice to breath new life into the cult classic horror film. His directorial debut Sleight blended science fiction and street magic in a tale set in Los Angeles. It sees a young street magician who is left to care for his sister turn to drug pedalling to keep a roof over their heads and when he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her. The film was acquired by WWE Studios shortly after screening at the Sundance Film Festival and will hit theatres on April 28th.

The Fly centers on a brilliant scientist who inadvertently transforms himself into a horrific insectoid monster following a failed experiment.

Source: Deadline

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