Monday, November 21, 2011

FOX Rejects David Cronenberg's Sequel To THE FLY


Well, it looks like director David Cronenberg was right in his not-so-enthusiastic approach to making a sort-of sequel to his 1986 movie THE FLY.

In case you missed it, news had surfaced that the man behind THE FLY had decided to come back to his work and write another installment of the series close to 30 years after his original work was released. When asked about how he felt about this, he gave a cryptic, indirect response, saying it's a "sort-of sequel" that he was unsure of as far as whether it would get off the ground.

It turns out that Fox isn't interested in the project...at least not right now.

Cronenberg had this to say, via The Playlist:
 "I wrote a script and at the moment Fox is not wanting to do the project."
Now that could mean one of two things:
  • FOX is not at all interested in the project. It wasn't a good script, so they rejected it entirely.
  • FOX is interested, but they're just holding it off for now. Maybe a re-write is in order, and there might be a time for it in the future,

Either way, it was a cool idea and a good effort. Maybe FOX made a good call; I'd rather not see another installment at all than to see a bad one.

story via The Playlist

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