David Cronenberg explains why his sequel to The Fly got swatted

Last year David Cronenberg revealed that he had penned a sequel to The Fly. But swiftly after this news was released Fox pulled the plug on Cronenberg's project. And now we know why. » 12/14/12 10:20am 12/14/12 10:20am

The 10 Creepiest Human-To-Animal Transformations, In Order Of Mental…

For every birthday-suit shapeshifter to appear on True Blood or denim-short teen wolf to pop up in the Twilight books, there are dozens of science fiction and horror narratives informing us that polymorphing into a marmoset, wombat, or whatever would legitimately suck. Here are ten squirm-inducing transformations that… » 10/08/12 10:55am 10/08/12 10:55am

io9's Official Valentine's Day Cards, For That Special Geek In Your Life

This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a… » 2/14/12 7:00am 2/14/12 7:00am

Fox officially pulls the plug on Cronenberg's sequel to The Fly

Back in early October, we reported that David Cronenberg had written a script for his sequel to The Fly — but whether the movie actually got made was up to Fox, who were taking a look at the script. Now, Cronenberg says Fox has officially passed on the project. He tells an interviewer, "I wrote a script, and at the… » 11/21/11 2:43pm 11/21/11 2:43pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

Heroes Isn't Derivative, Claims Executive Producer

Whatever you do, don't suggest that Heroes » 10/07/08 3:30pm 10/07/08 3:30pm is derivative to the show's executive producer Jeph Loeb. On the latest edition of comic book creator interview podcast WordBalloon, he shrugs off comparisons to ("Oh, like nothing's ever ended with the end of the world ever") and ("Have you ever seen the Wolfman? Okay, well,…

The Sickest Teleportation Accidents In The Universe

Sure, teleportation sounds like a good idea, but just remember: it always goes wrong. It's hard to believe a process that involves ripping your molecules apart and then jamming them together thousands of miles away could possibly have any safety risks, but there you are. Sometimes the copy isn't quite as good as the… » 9/19/08 4:30pm 9/19/08 4:30pm

The Season's Real Genetic Opera Is "The Fly"

Sure you can see Paris Hilton getting her face » 9/02/08 8:00am 9/02/08 8:00am slashed in forthcoming movie , but this month in David Cronenberg's fiendishly seductive opera adaptation of his 1980s gorefest , you can see a naked man go transgenic and turn his entire body into an experiment in human-insect genetic hybridization. Plus, the naked…