Calvin, aka Stormbrush, is a fan of David Cronenberg’s 1986 sci-fi/horror film The Fly. In fact, he loves it so much, that he decided to use his talents to create a new, more modern design for the Brundlefly transformation that is thoroughly gruesome yet incredibly well thought out. In fact, it’s so delightful that I couldn’t help but bring it to all of you to check out.
“I watched The Fly 1986 recently and still love it very much. This is more than just a monster movie, it has depth to the story and character. So I decided to redesign the creature.
The challenge to design this monster is that it is crossing species quite drastically, and you get to see the development. It starts from flesh and skin infection to deformation, and then slowly the parasite reveal itself, and it is taking control of the host. Stage 4 and stage 5 is the biggest challenge and the most fun part, because it is at its turning point, that you want audience terrified but also sympathize with Brundle. At this stage the percentage of how much human feature being revealed is critical.
The full body Brundle fly use the basic structure and poses of an insect, but with distorted and infected flesh, cross over with insect patterns, hairs and leg parts. The middle legs only revealed at the end of the transformation, which affects the pose and walk cycle, making it completely non-human.”
Make sure to check out all three images as they’re simply amazing.
J.D. Dillard (Sleight) has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to direct a remake of the film, which itself is a remake of 1958 film with David Hedison in the role of a scientist who has a horrific accident with his teleportation invention. Vincent Price co-starred in the film.