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Will Disney Swat THE FLY or Keep It Buzzing?

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When Disney completes its acquisition of 20th Century Fox later this year, the house of Mickey Mouse will own many R-rated movies and franchises, including projects in development. Historically, Disney has refused to move beyond PG-13 territory when it comes to their films, so the fate of these flicks and series remains uncertain.

A lot of things could happen, but may hypothesize Disney will either create a new platform for those beyond the teenage set, or else they might neuter series that are made for grown-ups. The latter is a grim option; I mean, just imagine PG-13 rated Alien movies, or Predator movies, or Deadpool movies? No thank you please.

But what about The Fly? It’s a property that Fox has considered rebooting for years, and even commissions a screenplay from J.D. Dillard and Alex Theurer. While most people immediately recall Cronenberg’s brutal 1986 version (a hard R if ever there was one), our friends at Movie Hole believe The Fly might just keep buzzing at Disney.

“No brainer. Fox have been trying to get a new Fly off the ground for years – and J.D Dillard and Alex Theurer ‘wrote a cool script’, we’re told – and Disney will continue developing. Such an awesome template to work on. How can Disney release horror and edgy adult fare like this? It’s called offshoot labels, folks – remember the Touchstone banner that Disney used to release adult fare like Starship Troopers and Shoot to Kill in the ‘80s and ‘90s?”

Synopsis:
When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a merger of man and insect. Initially, Brundle appears to have undergone a successful teleportation, but the fly’s cells begin to take over his body. As he becomes increasingly fly-like, Brundle’s girlfriend (Geena Davis) is horrified as the person she once loved deteriorates into a monster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BzwxJ-M_M0

I sure hope we don’t end up with a PG-13 rated reboot of The Fly. Something about the very idea feels sacrilegious. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Cheif at Dread Central.

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