20th Century Fox is planning another remake of The Fly. The upcoming re-do will be based on the original story that debuted as an article in Playboy magazine back in the 1950s. J.D. Dillard, who makes his directorial debut with the upcoming Sleight, is helming the movie for the studio and will co-write the screenplay with Alex Theurer.
Of course, The Fly has been caught on film a couple of times in the sixty years since the debut of that article. Kurt Neumann wrote and directed Fox’s 1958 adaptation, which was has David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price amongst the cast, and of course there was the 1986 version from David Cronenberg with Jeff Goldblum in the lead. The 1958 version also spawned two sequels, 1959’s Return of the Fly and 1965’s Curse of the Fly.
Deadline broke the news of Dillard’s new version. His debut, Sleight, revolves around a young street magician who is left to care for his sister has to turn to drug peddling to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her. That film debut at Sundance last year and is set for cinemas in April.
More on The Fly remake as we get it.