David Cronenberg, the director of the 1986 version of The Fly, is in talks to develop and direct a reboot of the film with Fox, the same studio that released the 1986 version. Cronenberg may even write the script. It’s pretty unusual to remake/reboot a film by bringing back the original film’s director.
Cronenberg has stated in the past that he did not want to be involved with a remake of The Fly, but he has obviously changed his mind now.
The 1986 film was too a remake of Kurt Neumann’s 1958 film and starred Jeff Goldblum as a scientist who transformed himself into a fly. The film became a huge hit for Fox, earning $40 million and turning into a phenomenon.