Is Jeff Goldblum interested in getting naked again for David Cronenberg, twenty-some years after “The Fly?”
You know, some movies don’t really cry out “Sequel!” to me, but they do to others. For example, there has long been a lot of talk about a sequel to “Eastern Promises,” the David Cronenberg film starring Viggo Mortensen, and rumors about one for ”The Fly,” the David Cronenberg film starring Jeff Goldblum.
Well, in the case of the latter, there WAS a sequel, but it swapped Goldblum and Cronenberg for Eric Stoltz and the immortal Chris Walas. Now, though, it appears that Cronenberg is ready to remedy that wrong, by making his own follow up. Cronenberg’s at the New York Film Festival with “A Dangerous Method,” but there’s no reason not to ask him about other things. ShockTillYouDrop asked Cronenberg about ”The Fly:”
“I’ve written a script of that, and I don’t know if that’s going to really happen, but that has to do with Fox.”
Ah hah! Up to the Foxies! So who the hell knows.
As for “Eastern Promises, Part Deux,” a rumor apparently started by Vincent Cassel (and why wouldn’t you believe him?):
Steve Knight wrote an ‘Eastern Promises 2,’ he’s writing a second draft of that. Focus are interested in it, and we’ll see.”
Then we should say hurry up, Mr. Knight.
Cronenberg is finishing up “Cosmopolis,” an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel:
The novel is so great and the dialogue in it is incredible and it’s very cinematic. Well, it is and isn’t. Most of the movie takes place inside a limo, so some people would say that’s not cinematic, but I say it is!
Cronenberg said he wrote the script in six days. Does this mean there’s a lot of that original incredible dialogue still in it? Oh, and it stars Robert Pattinson, so that will bring, well, a very different kind of audience to Cronenberg.
He also said that he is not doing an English language remake of the Spanish film “Timecrimes.”
“Timecrimes, that was a strange thing, but that’s what happens. They proposed it to me, I said ‘No,’ and then suddenly it was on the ‘net like I’m doing it, and I think the producer was so excited that I’d read it and look at their original movie that he started talking about it like it’s happening. Actually, I think it was the director of the Spanish version was responsible for saying I’m doing it, but I was never doing it.”
“Sometimes on IMDB, you see you’re doing three movies you’ve never even heard of. They try to be accurate, but the ‘net is so intense and instantaneous and the sources are not checked.”
That happens to the best of us. Like when I look on IMDb and find out I’m starring in about six movies. Actually that’s never happened, but Mr. Cronenberg has just given me hope.