After making his directorial debut with the impressive upcoming thriller Sleight, J.D. Dillard has been tapped to co-write and direct a remake of THE FLY for 20th Century Fox, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
George Langelaan’s short story The Fly has been adapted for the big screen several times, including a 1958 version directed by Kurt Neumann and a 1986 version directed by David Cronenberg that starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.
Dillard and his Sleight co-writer Alex Theurer will script the horror remake, which has Fox execs buzzing about its potential new direction. This will not be your daddy’s Fly, trust me.
Dillard is a former Bad Robot staffer whose Sleight was acquired by Blumhouse and WWE Studios out of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film will hit theaters on April 28, just as Dillard prepares to start shooting his next film Sweetheart, starring Kiersey Clemons (Dope).
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