• 1. Michael Keaton Was Originally Offered The Role Of Seth Brundle

    Michael Keaton Was Originally Offered The Role Of Seth Brundle

    He turned it down.

  • 2. The Project Was Originally Designed For Tim Burton to Direct

    The Project Was Originally Designed For Tim Burton to Direct

    I’m not a huge Burton fan, but he was at the height of his powers in 86. That would have been interesting.

  • 3. At Its Longest, Make-Up Application For Goldblum Took 5 Hours

    At Its Longest, Make-Up Application For Goldblum Took 5 Hours

    Sounds fun.

  • 4. David Cronenberg Makes A Cameo As A Doctor In The Movie

    David Cronenberg Makes A Cameo As A Doctor In The Movie

    When Cronenberg met Martin Scorcese, Scorcese said that the young director looked like a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon. The cameo was Cronenberg’s way of winking at this assessment.

  • 5. Scott Rudin And Mel Brooks Both Argued On Behalf Of Hiring Cronenberg

    Scott Rudin And Mel Brooks Both Argued On Behalf Of Hiring Cronenberg

    Those are good friends to have.

  • 6. Mel Brooks Hid The Fact That He Was A Producer On The Film

    Mel Brooks Hid The Fact That He Was A Producer On The Film

    He wanted people to take it seriously.

  • 7. An Opera Based On The Film Was Written By An All Star Creative Team

    An Opera Based On The Film Was Written By An All Star Creative Team

    Academy Award Winner Howard Shore (The Lord Of The Rings) composed the music and Pulitzer Prize Winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) wrote the libretto. The original production was directed by David Cronenberg in 2008

  • 8. The First And Last Bar Of Music On The Soundtrack Are Taken From Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

    The First And Last Bar Of Music On The Soundtrack Are Taken From Puccini's Madama Butterfly

  • 9. The Inside Out Baboon Was Operated By Three Puppeteers Wearing Raincoats

    The Inside Out Baboon Was Operated By Three Puppeteers Wearing Raincoats

    Two moved the body while one pumped the blood.

  • 10. Brundlefly’s Vomit Was Made From Honey, Eggs, And Milk

    Brundlefly's Vomit Was Made From Honey, Eggs, And Milk

    Delicious.