Comic-book sequel confirmed…

Award-winning publisher IDW has announced that a five-issue comic book sequel to David Cronenberg’s 1986 creature feature classic ‘The Fly’ is on the way with ‘The Fly: Outbreak.’

Written by Brandon Seifert (‘Hellraiser,’ ‘Witch Doctor’) and featuring the art of menton3 (‘Silent Hill,’ ‘Monocyte’), ‘The Fly: Outbreak’ follows the almost-human son of Seth Brundle (played by Jeff Goldblum in the 1986 film) as he continues his father’s work – to search for a cure for the mutated genes. However, a breakthrough turns into a breakout, and anyone exposed risks turning into a monster as well…

“To be totally honest, The Fly is one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen!” Seifert said. “It was really resonant for its time. And in the last 20 years or so, with all the advances in Genetically Modified Organisms, the film has taken on a lot of meaning it didn’t originally have. It’s really exciting to explore those elements in this miniseries — and great to have an amazing, super-distinctive artist like menton3 on the visuals!”

“Equal parts gory allegory and tragic love story, The Fly was perhaps David Cronenberg’s crowning achievement,” editor Denton J. Tipton said. “That’s a lot to live up to, but I believe Brandon and Menton are equal to the task. The script is sharp and poignant, and the art is visceral and haunting. No one is safe!”

Cronenberg’s masterpiece already got a sequel with 1989’s ‘The Fly II’ starring Eric Stoltz. Directed by Chris Walas, the film also dealt with Brundle’s working to find a cure for the mutation.

THE FLY: OUTBREAK arrives on shelves March 2015.