'Sleight' Director J.D. Dillard Considered For 'The Fly' Remake

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For filmmaker J.D. Dillard‘s next trick, he will fuse a man with an insect.

The breakout director behind the Sundance Film Festival smash, Sleight, is being considered to co-write and direct the remake version of a science-fiction classic, The Fly.

Fox, the studio behind the project, has begun conversations with Dillard and his writing partner Alex Theurer to work on the classic shocker, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Those in the back who might not have heard of The Fly, the film was a 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a scientist whose teleportation experiment goes awry and he is fused with a fly. In 1986, a version which starred Jeff Goldblum and directed by David Cronenberg.

J.D. Dillard’s Sleight, which has been described in line of Max LandisChronicle, tells the story of a street magician (Jacob Latimore) with superpowers. Forced to team up with neighborhood drug dealers to put food on the table, his life is uprooted when his sister’s life succumbs to danger and he must find a way to save her.

The film, which is another Blumhouse production, is set to open in theaters on April 28.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter