Movie remakes in Hollywood are being developed at a fairly regular rate of late. I’ve always maintained that it’s Hollywood running out of original ideas and just zeroing in on a quick buck. I’ve already accepted it as par for the course.
But what made me do a double-take was news of a remake OF A REMAKE. And no less than acclaimed director David Cronenberg is behind this.
Cronenberg is reportedly developing a remake of The Fly, which he famously remade in 1986 with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Of course, the original The Fly movie was released in 1958 and has been one of the venerated sci-fi classics. Cronenberg will be directing the new remake and will probably also write the screenplay.
It makes you think — what do you call a remake of a remake?