Puppet Master: S. Craig Zahler To Write Script For Reboot


Film News - Puppet Master - S. Craig Zahler To Write Script For RebootMedia outlets are reporting that Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler has signed on to write the script for Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.

 

The film has no direct yet, it will serve as a reboot of the Full Moon Features horror franchise created by Charles Band, with Di Bonaventura Pictures and Caliber Media partnering up to bring a new version in The Littlest Reich which will be part of multiple storylines and an expanded mythology. The film will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian for di Bonaventura Pictures alongside Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller for Caliber Media.

 

The original Puppet Master film was released in 1989 which followed a group of anthropomorphic puppets animated by an Egyptian spell, each equipped with their own unique and dangerous device and are represented as heroes, anti-heroes, and antagonists. The film was followed by a series of direct-to-video sequels, comics and toys. The remake is set to focus on a recently divorced young man who discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose at the Postville Lodge during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.

 

Jack Heller said:

We couldn’t be more excited to take the series in a new direction while embracing all the practical effects and terrifying insanity that fans of the Puppet Master films love.

 

Dallas Sonnier said:

As a child of the ’80s and ’90s, I spent a vast majority of my allowance on Charles Band-produced films. Puppet Master was hands-down my favorite, and I had the movie poster on my wall and a giant standee in my bedroom. The chance to work with Lorenzo, Zahler and Band all at once on this new take is simply a dream come true.

 

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