Writer/Director DON COSCARELLI recently sat down for an interview with those fine fiends at Dread Central and revealed some news on the future of the PHANTASM series. Here’s what Dread’s Uncle Creepy discovered for us fright fans…
On Phantasm 2 for a US DVD release?
"Sadly, I don’t have any inside word. Universal holds the rights, and they have a lot of movies to release. I don’t think they’re going through their catalog and releasing movies with Roman numerals attached to them yet. I certainly will continue doing what I have been doing, calling them every six or eight months to find out if there’s any movement."
On Roger Avery’s epic PHANTASM script?
"I hate to tell you this, but as of now the epic Phantasm project, which was originally called Phantasm 1999 and had a script by Roger Avary, will definitely not be made," Don revealed to us. "The screenplay was hyper violent, epic in scope, had a terrific role for Bruce Campbell in it, but we just couldn’t find a studio exec who was visionary enough to see the potential."
Is there hope?
"But there’s still life in the old franchise, though!" he continued. "The fans and the cast members are always asking me when the next one’s going to be as well, so we rolled around ideas and finally we have a screenplay written. It’s really quite interesting in that it answers a lot of questions; now it’s just a question of finding the opportunity to get this thing going."
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Can’t wait to see the full interview!