Last month, we reported that David Cronenberg had written a script for a sequel to his 1986 horror film The Fly, and we were awaiting news whether the screenplay would become an actual production. Well, we just got some bad news.
The curious German interviewers at Moviepilot tracked him down and asked him point-blank about The Fly. Cronenberg said:
"I don't think that's going to happen. That's the update."
The Fly, a 1958 movie about a man's horrific accident with a teleportation device and a fly, was remade by Cronenberg into an equally horrifying but slightly more gruesome and, yes, romantic film. It was a story that deserved a sequel. A good one. (The 1989 film The Fly II ain't it.)
Perhaps one day the writer/director will be convinced to make it happen.
We're sad that this project has stalled. And we're equally sad that Cronenberg's next two movies (A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis) are sadly lacking in the "body horror" that made him famous.
Check out Cronenberg's oh-so-brief interview: