Updating the 1958 classic for an ’80s audience, David Cronenberg directed a horror film that held more in its hand than cheap gore or wanton destruction. Seth Brundle believes he has achieved greatness by building a teleportation system capable of transporting man from one place to another. In a drunken stupor, he decides to conduct his own human test, without realizing a common housefly has joined in for the journey. As Veronica (Geena Davis) attempts to save him, nothing can stop the transformation of…The Fly!
As Jeff Goldblum personified the character of the “eccentric scientist” in the late ’80s, his performance as Seth Brundle showcased a moral man who makes an fateful error in judgement that costs him everything. His evolution into a fly-like creature remains astounding not solely due to the makeup effects, but also through his devoted talents on full display.
The Fly was already a remake of a classic, but director David Cronenberg took it to new levels. With Jeff Goldblum donning the wings and effects that took home an Oscar, it’s a challenge, but we’re going to Remake The Fly RIGHT!
Clips selected from 1986’s The Fly
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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Jason Cabassi – The Walking Dead ‘Cast | Podcastica
Courtney Davenport – Remake This Movie RIGHT
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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