David Cronenberg on why his Fly remake was swatted

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

Whatever became of David Cronenberg's The Fly—not his 1986 film, but the new reboot/sequel that was on the horizon? The director's opened up about what really happened to the sci-fi project.

Last year, we learned Cronenberg was interested in making a revamped version of The Fly. Little did we know 20th Century Fox wasn't on board and quickly passed on the idea. So what was his vision this time around?

"It wasn't really a remake, it was more of a sequel or a sidebar," Cronenberg said. "It was a meditation on fly-ness. None of the same characters or anything and, of course, with an understanding of modern technology. It was something I was very pleased with, and it was a disappointment not to get it made."

A combination of things stood in Cronenberg's way. But one had a bigger effect than the others. "Again, it was a budget problem," he said. Isn't it always? At the end of the day, money makes the film world go 'round.

Do you still want another Fly sequel?

(IndieWire via LatinoReview)

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