If you've always enjoyed the David Cronenberg version of transportation horror porn The Fly but felt that it lacked the certain je ne sais quoi that a couple of song-and-dance routines would've lent the occasion, then I've got two pieces of news for you. Firstly, you're not alone. Secondly, you're about to find your dreams come true with a new musical theater version of the movie.
The new show - developed by Cronenberg and The Lord of The Rings soundtrack composer Howard Shore makes its debut in France next week, before coming to the US for a LA run this September. The official synopsis of the show runs as follows:
The Fly is an engrossing exploration of the physical and psychological transformation in which a brilliant scientist begins to mutate into a hybrid of man and fly after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. Researcher Seth Brundle makes a stunning breakthrough in the field of matter transportation when he successfully teleports a living creature. Frustrated in his budding romance with a scientific journalist, and in need of a human subject, he recklessly attempts to teleport himself. An unseen fly enters the transmission booth as well, however, and Brundle soon realizes that his experiment has had "mixed" results.
"Mixed" in this case meaning "Expect brutal arm-wrestling incidents that turn into graceful dance routines, all put to a toe-tapping beat," of course. How long before this show follows The Producers and Hairspray in the movie-musical-moviemusical route, and can we tempt Jeff Goldblum back when it does?