It’s impossible to hate remakes when films like The Thing and The Fly exist, the latter of which was made by David Cronenberg in 1986. Similar to Carpenter’s remake of The Thing from Another World, the master of body horror took a dated classic and reinvented it for a new decade, resulting in one of the very best remakes of all time.
A sequel to Cronenberg’s The Fly followed in 1989, centered on the late Seth Brundle’s son Martin, who goes through an equally horrifying transformation. At the end of the film, Martin was restored to his human form, and now the story of the Brundle family is set to continue in 2015.
Over 20 years after the release of The Fly 2, IDW Publishing has today announced an upcoming five-issue miniseries titled The Fly: Outbreak, the first issue set to teleport into our lives this coming March.
‘Years ago,’ reads the plot description for the comic series, ‘a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his newly invented teleportation device and became a human/fly hybrid. Now his almost-human son continues to search for a cure for the mutated genes. But a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…’
“To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen!” said writer Brandon Seifert. “It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the film has taken on a lot of meaning it didn’t originally have. It’s really exciting to explore those elements in this miniseries — and great to have an amazing, super-distinctive artist like menton3 on the visuals!”
“Equal parts gory allegory and tragic love story, The Fly was perhaps David Cronenberg’s crowning achievement,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “That’s a lot to live up to, but I believe Brandon and Menton are equal to the task. The script is sharp and poignant, and the art is visceral and haunting. No one is safe!”
Nothing spreads faster than fear… be part of the outbreak March 2015.