Is Paramount Planning on Raising ‘Pumpkinhead’?
As being reported by Bloody Disgusting, it seems that the Paramount Players have already got a script in place and that a search for a director is already underway. Yes, it looks like we may be getting a modern revenge film that does not involve Keanu Reeves and his dead dog.
“We hear a script is completed and that production is ramping up. Hoping to have director news in the coming months.”
The original 1988 monster movie was directed by legendary special effects guru Stan Winston, which means that any new director has some pretty big shoes to fill, let alone the prospect of rebooting such a precious commodity within the horrorverse. The film was Inspired by an Ed Justin poem.
“Keep away from Pumpkinhead,
Unless you’re tired of living,
His enemies are mostly dead,
He’s mean and unforgiving,
Laugh at him and you’re undone,
But in some dreadful fashion,
Vengeance, he considers fun,
And plans it with a passion,
Time will not erase or blot,
A plot that he has brewing,
It’s when you think that he’s forgot,
He’ll conjure your undoing,
Bolted doors and windows barred,
Guard dogs prowling in the yard,
Won’t protect you in your bed,
Nothing will, from Pumpkinhead!”
Pumpkinhead didn’t make much noise at the box office, and made even less impression on critics at the time, but it’s certainly stuck it’s claws into Horror Fans. Much like films such as The Evil Dead, The Exorcist and Hellraiser, Pumpkinhead has become the crucible in which many of us 80’s bound nerds first cut our teeth on back in the golden era. So my word to the poor soul that decided to resurrect the Pumpkinhead is simple… don’t fuck it up!
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