Sunday, January 6, 2008

The Fly (NEWS)

I can’t believe this is even happening, there’s actually another film version of The Fly currently in production??! Is it possible that someone could be this UN-original? Well whatever eventually happens it can’t be any worse than the overrated Cronenberg version from ’86, and there’s not much info at IMDb about this “remake of a remake” yet either (click HERE.)

Still, as I say “no thanks” to this one, I want to give a positive “yes thanks” to Brian Solomon and his great Vault of Horror blog. He posts tons of informative horror movie news with some really excellent updates o’plenty for 2008--- check it out!

10 comments:

Horror pariah said...

Politically correct a-holes always make speeches defending this crap,explaining how remakes ALWAYS lead to definitive versions,quoting how if there was no remakes,there'd be no THE THING or Hammer films(is say,CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF really a remake of THE WOLFMAN?)my question then,is this:Why is EVERYTHING being remade,and why in such a staggering quantity?".speaking of the wolfman,i hear Benicio Del Toro is remaking it,and Guillermo Del Toro is remaking FRANKENSTEIN(evil is familial)and the Wayans are making an all-black version of THE MUNSTERS,and Wes Craven is remaking the first ELM STREET movie...what did we do to deserve this?....

AndyDecker said...

Hollywood unoriginal? I am shocked?

Just saw the Omen remake the other day on tv. And just asked myself why all the time. All this money ... what a waste!

Anonymous said...

I DIDNT HATE CRONENBERGS REMAKE OF THE FLY BUT AGREE IT WAS A FAR CRY FROM THE CLASSY ORIGINAL VINCENT PRICE VERSION. MAYBE THIS NEW REMAKE WILL BE MORE LIKE THE 50s VERSION.

Karswell said...

>if there was no remakes,there'd be no THE THING or Hammer films

And the problem with that logic is that the quality of horror directors took a giant leap into shit in the last 30-40 years up to now. There are a few decent guys doing stuff, but mostly the respected, qualified, and TRAINED filmakers from the golden era of horror are just gone, or they began taking a back seat to young guys with no talent or cred other than directing an MTV video or something.

Anonymous said...

>Wayans are making an all-black version of THE MUNSTERS

I read that they are not using an all-black cast for this.

stavner said...

The 50s movie and the Cronenberg movie are two different movies, each good in its own way. I don't know about this new one.

Dr.Phibes said...

Some of these horrible remakes along with some terrible horror directors, led to me saying I don't like horror movies a couple of years ago. Karswell gave me a lot of heat about this and of course he was right. I do love horror movies. What I should have said was I hate the sad state horror seemed to have found itself in. There still is some good stuff made, but the quality seemed so much better in the past. I think it all has to come down to writing and directing.

B-Sol said...

I will go on the record as saying that I prefer the Cronenberg remake to the original, although I do enjoy the original very much. That said, this NEW remake is completely and utterly unnecessary. I don't condemn remakes outright--I think in the case of sci-fi/horror, a case could be made that vast leaps in special effects make them occasionally worthwhile (ie. The Fly, The Thing). However, that doesn't cover for the utter lack of originality and wealth of cynicism that exists in Hollywood today, which has led to the current rash of remakes.

CG said...

Truthfully, I'm not a fan of The Fly at all. That goes for any and all of its incarnations. I'm sure this will be garbage though, and I feel for you guys who are having something you care about pissed on.

Anonymous said...

wikipedia says there's an opera based on the 1986 film version of the Fly scheduled to premiere in Paris and LA sometime this year.