The original 1958 release, based on a short story by George Langelaan, was directed by Kurt Neumann, and starred David Hedison as a scientist who turns himself into a human insect after an experiment goes awry.

It was remade by David Cronenberg in 1986, with Jeff Goldblum in the lead role.

Now studio bosses at 20th Century Fox are keen to have Sleight writer/director Dillard revamp the story once again. If he signs on, Dillard will co-write the script with Alex Theurer, reports