David Cronenberg Has Written a Sequel to ‘The Fly!’

The long-rumored reboot is, in Cronenberg's own words, "sort of a sequel, kinda."

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Waaaaaaaaaay back in 2009 we'd heard rumors that David Cronenberg was rebooting his own classic reboot, The Fly, for 20th Century Fox. If you're having trouble remembering that far back: that was the year when Harry Potter, Transformers, Fast and Furious, X-Men and The Hangover tore up the box office. My, how times have changed…

Anyhoo, we didn't know much about David Cronenberg's new version of The Fly back then and we don't know much about it now, but Shock Till You Drop did just get a confirmation of the project from David Cronenberg's own mouth. 

Quoth the Cronenberg: "'The Fly' is not exactly a remake, it's sort of a sequel, kinda. Yeah, that was a thing. I've written a script of that, and I don't know if that's going to really happen, but that has to do with Fox."

We're forced to wonder if this pseudo-sequel even acknowledges the actual sequel to David Cronenberg's The Fly, which was cleverly titled The Fly II. That film starred Eric Stoltz as Jeff Goldblum's afflicted son, and was co-written by future horror-meisters Mick Garris and Frank Darabont, amongst others. It was also not that great, although it's also not as bad as many make it out to be.

Still, the idea of David Cronenberg making a big horror movie again, even if it's just a follow-up to one of his earlier classics, is enough to get us salivating at the mouth. And then using that saliva to dissolve our food. Huh… Maybe we should get that checked out.

CraveOnline would be back with more The Fly news, but we're afraid – very afraid – that this movie will never happen.