The version of The Fly that I recognize the most of course is the Cronenberg 1986 film staring Gena Davis and Jeff Goldblum. Of course that film was a remake and a quite successful one at that.
So when I heard they were remaking it again I was wary until I heard that Cronenberg himself was going to head the remake!
Although he said he’d never return to the world of The Fly, The Hollywood Reporter’s Risky Biz Blog reports that David Cronenberg is going to develop a reboot with Fox, direct it and probably write it as well. Yes, dear readers, Cronenberg is returning to The Fly.
The 1986 version seems to stick out for me as one vivid scene where Jeff Goldblum was keeping his parts (that were falling off him during the transformation to a fly) in little jars. There is a distinct part that appears in the cabinet that wasn’t a finger.
That solidified the horror he was experiencing for me.
But the 1986 remake was a great film, and its been a long time, so why not remake it again.