‘Saw’ Producer Reviving ‘Pumpkinhead’
Another sign that reboot-happy Hollywood is showing no signs of slowing down: EW broke the scoop that Saw franchise executive producer Peter Block has acquired the rights to the Pumpkinhead franchise with the intent of shooting a reboot in 2017. With the hopes of landing a theatrical release, he’s currently in pursuit of a director for the reboot. Of the project, Block states:
Block’s admiration of both the original film and horror master Stan Winston’s work bodes well for the reboot. While the idea of yet another reboot doesn’t quite sound so appealing, let’s face it; some films just don’t age so well. There are definite elements of the original that feel every bit of its 1988 time period. To that end, Block answers:
A modernized story with practical effects, stemming from an original fan? If we’re going to get a reboot, it could definitely be in worse hands. My only current reservation remains with the possibility of the reboot altering the iconic creature design. If you need a refresher on the original, check out the original trailer below. What do you think?