Fox Searchlight is going ahead with production on a new version of the horror/sci-fi movie "The Fly". The first film version of "The Fly" was released in 1958 followed by a remake under director David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in 1986. The studio has picked relative newcomer Todd Lincoln to write and direct the lastest version.
Lincoln's resume so far consists mostly of music videos and TV commercials, though he is a self described horror, sci-fi, and comic fan. The director says he plans to try to bring some new ideas to the script and specifically hinted that the fly might actually fly in his version of the story (something it hasn't done in any previous version.) There is also talk of some new special effects in the human to fly transformation scenes, though it's too early to know special effects specifics.
The green-lighting of this project comes on the heels of the success of the studio's release of Danny Boyle's zombie-horror movie "28 Days Later". With "Freddy vs. Jason" and "Jeepers Creepers" both topping the box office in recent weeks, a number of studios have new horror movies in various stages of production or planning, and the genre seem to have gained support inside a number of the major movie studios.