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March 22, 2007

The face! The face!

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David Cronenberg calls it the "creation of a very different animal"... quite. Howard Shore and Placido Domingo are also on board for The Fly: The Opera to premiere in Paris next year. Oh yes (via MAF2 Arts).

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.

Related: He is Cinderella crossed with Captain Marvel. He is... The Fly! Also, a potential Fleamobile.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 22, 2007 07:33 AM

Comments

I'll admit that I'm actually looking forward to this. Of course, I was also looking forward to the musical adaptation of Carrie. In fact, I was one of dozens of people who saw the original performance, which as I recall closed about ten minutes into the intermission.

Posted by: utron [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2007 05:14 PM

I am extremely jealous you saw Carrie. Admittedly, that is as much because I gather it was the ultimate musical theatre train wreck of all time.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2007 05:51 PM

I cannot help but think that this will be a bomb of epic proportions. Which will be exceeded only when theatre impresarios start mining the dramatic gold of Hollywood's torture-pr0n genre, resulting in Saw III: The Musical.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2007 06:44 PM