There have been multiple attempts to bring a new version of The Fly to the big screen over the years, but new reports suggest that J.D. Dillard is close to finalizing a deal with Fox. According to Variety, the Sleight director is in negotiations to direct a remake of The Fly and would be co-writing it with Alex Theurer.

The two co-wrote Sleight, which will be released later this month, and they've also teamed up on Sweetheart for Blumhouse Productions.

While David Cronenberg's 1986 masterpiece is no stranger to modern horror fans, the original movie is impressive in its own right and worth your time if you haven't seen it. The 1958 film (based on the George Langelaan short story) also spawned two sequels: Return of the Fly and Curse of the Fly.

Of course, we'll keep Daily Dead readers posted on any developments and I'll be very curious to see if Dillard and Theurer lean more toward the body horror route of Cronenberg's version or the more sci-fi/murder mystery direction of the 1958 film.

Source: Variety