Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 4:05AM
David Cronenberg is rebooting The Fly. The news comes less than six months after the director's Videodrome was also approved for a remake at Universal, though he's not involved in that one.
For years and years, while most moviegoers were ignoring some of his most bizarre work, Cronenberg
steadfastly rejected the notion of taking another look at the world of Seth Brundle, but I think
in general he has warmed up to the notion of being a more commercially available filmmaker than at
any point since, well, The Fly.
He's working with big movie stars and no longer makes his movies without people paying attention
to what he's doing. That's evidenced by his upcoming The Matarese Circle with Tom Cruise
and Denzel Washington, which will cash in on Robert Ludlumania.
Then again, Cronenberg still manages to make these films very much his own, so perhaps he's seen
something in the original story that fits who is as a filmmaker today or some such blah blah blah.
I will say, in defense of the self-remake, who would you rather have directing this inevitable
The Hollywood Reporter has no additional details about when this might get off the ground or who might be the new Jeff Goldblum, although that's going to be a fun thing to speculate.