R | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
While working at Fox, it was Scott Rudin's suggestion to Stuart Cornfeld that they hire David Cronenberg as director. Cornfeld agreed and after Mel Brooks had written an eloquent letter to the bosses at Fox, they agreed. Cronenberg's asking salary at the time was 750,000 dollars. Brooks, Cornfeld, and Fox, countered with an offer of 1 million dollars, which sealed the deal.
What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it.
When Seth brings Veronica to his lab for the first time, he is holding a padlock in his hand. We assume, since his experiments are secret, he locks the door when they are both inside. When she is getting ready to leave - after the tape recorder incident - the door is not locked when she goes to open it.
Jim Smash Issac Sir Guy of Hudson
A lenghty shot of Brundle using a fly tongue to suck from Stathis Borans's severed foot was filmed but deleted from the final cut.
$7,007,423 17 August 1986