(Thanks to Jacob for the news) Fox Searchlight To Remake The Fly Source: Variety Friday, September 5, 2003 Fox Searchlight has made a deal to remake The Fly, with feature newcomer Todd Lincoln writing the script and directing. The studio began setting up meetings with Lincoln for The Fly as they watched their Danny Boyle-directed zombie film 28 Days Later become a summer sleeper hit. Lincoln is an admirer of the 1958 original and David Cronenberg's 1986 redo and swears he won't fall into that fly-trap of regurgitating a well-worn plot. "I'm one of those comic book sci-fi fans who read the remake announcements and groan," he tells Variety. "This is certainly inspired by the original but it's a total re-imagining." What new things can we expect? "Why, in both films, did the fly never fly?"