We tried to keep hope alive, but it's official: David Cronenberg's proposed sequel to The Fly is dead.
Although Cronenberg wrote a follow-up to his 1986 classic, he said a few weeks ago that he wasn't sure if the film was going to get made. Well, now he's sure, bluntly telling The Playlist, "I wrote a script and at the moment Fox is not wanting to do the project."
The famed director did not elaborate on why Fox passed on his script, which would seem like a no-brainer to us, but then again, we're not running movie studios.
Cronenberg has also not gone into detail about the approach he would have taken with a new Fly, except to say that it was more of a sequel and less of a remake. We assume he would just pretend that The Fly II didn't exist at all.
Either way, it's all moot since the damn thing isn't happening. Cronenberg is currently doing press for A Dangerous Method and also recently wrapped a screen version of the novel Cosmopolis, but he has yet to announce his next project. Come back to biological horror, David! We need you!