“Sleight” Director J.D. Dillard to Remake “The Fly” for 20th Century Fox


The Fly

After making his directorial debut with the impressive upcoming thriller Sleight, has been tapped to co-write and direct a remake of for , the 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 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 Festival. The film will hit theaters on April 28, just as Dillard prepares to start shooting his next film Sweetheart, starring Kiersey Clemons (Dope).

Theurer co-wrote Sleight and Sweetheart, and he and Dillard are both represented by , and attorney Lev Ginsburg.

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