Way back in December of 2007, we ran a report about a new version of THE GATE, supposedly to be shot in 3D!? After several months of silence on the project, word has come out of Cannes that Randall William Cook is in fact directing THE GATE: 20 YEARS LATER from H20 Motion Picture. It’s supposedly a sequel to the original, rather then a remake, although no mention if the plan is still to release the movie in 3D. Cook, an FX artist for WETA has a long history with genre pics, having worked Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and KING KONG, as well as the original THE GATE and THE GATE 2. I’m a HUGE fan of the original, as well as it’s so-bad-it’s-good sequel. Fingers crossed that this is a worthy follow-up!
Check out our vintage FRIGHT exclusive interview with the writer/director of the original THE GATE (and it’s sequel) TIBOR TAKAS! (Click the frame to read it!)