In our recent extensive chat with writer/director Tim Sullivan, he revealed plenty of scoops regarding several of his upcoming projects! Among one of the more interesting bits was Tim expressing his desire to completely recut his debut feature 2001 MANIACS. Well, he’s confirmed that there WILL be a new Director’s Cut of his movie titled 2001 MANIACS: REDUX, but you won’t have to double-dip on that DVD. It’ll be included as a BONUS disc when the sequel 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS hits DVD! (Courtesy of LIONSGATE) Read on for quotes on the MANIACS Director’s Cut, the sequel & comic book and his vampire flick BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLOOD!
About 2001 MANIACS: REDUX: "We just met with Lionsgate and part of doing 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS is that I’m finally going to get to do my vision, my cut of MANIACS. It’s going to be called 2001 MANIACS: REDUX. It’s going to the way it was written, storyboarded, the way it was meant to be with different scenes, re-edited and with the original music. BUT, we’re not going to make you double-dip. We’re going to make it a bonus disc on the DVD release for 2001 MANIACS: BEVERLY HELLBILLYS. Now, how’s that?"
About BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLOOD: "It’s my operatic supernatural romantic thriller. It’s about a love triangle between 2 male vampires and a female mortal. It’s very much in line with THE HUNGER and INTERVIEW THE VAMPIRE and in the direction that those films maybe wanted to go but perhaps couldn’t at the time because of censorship or nerves or whatever. Thomas Dekker who’s playing John Conner in the new Sarah Conner Chronicles is going to be playing Luke, the younger vampire and we’re hoping to get Rob Lowe to play Sebastian, his counterpart."
About the comic book’s connection to the sequel BEVERLY HELLBILLYS: "We didn’t want to do an adaptation of the first film because people have already heard that story! So, we went back to explain what happened that day in April of 1864, we introduce a couple of new characters whom are going to be figured prominently in the sequel. We will introduce Scarlet Red who is at the crux of what happens. She’s Mayor Buckman and Granny Boone’s daughter. We introduce another key figure Jim Crow who will be played by Tony Todd, who’s sort of a slave there from Haiti who’s knowledge of voodoo figures prominently in the curse of the confederacy, which actually condemned the Pleasant Valley citizens. And then we also introduce another character named Doc Tickles, who will be played by Bill Moseley. So, the comic is really cool because it’s a prequel and a bridge to the sequel."
Read the entire interview at the following link: http://www.iconsoffright.com/IV_Tim2.htm