THE GATE: 20 YEAR LATER Not Happening Anymore?
There’s been no word on the proposed 3D sequel to THE GATE, THE GATE: 20 YEARS LATER since our last news post back in May. (Click HERE!) Attached to direct was FX guru Randall William Cook who did the FX on the original, as well as on genre flicks such as FRIGHT NIGHT, I MADMAN, GHOSTBUSTERS, a few of Full Moon’s PUPPET MASTER movies, and most recently Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and KING KONG. Randy Cook was present for a recent FRIGHT NIGHT commentary session for ICONS OF FRIGHT, which took place prior to the FRIGHT NIGHT reunion screening at the Nuart and admitted to ICONS staffer Tim Sullivan that THE GATE sequel wasn’t happening anymore. At least not with his involvement. Apparently, the "script was terrible" and the producers putting the project together wouldn’t give Cook the opportunity to work on it further to get it more to his liking. Looks like we’ll just have to break out the original if we want our GATE fix…
The original THE GATE was directed by Tibor Takacs from a script by Michael Nankin and starred Stephen Dorff, Louis Tripp, Christa Denton and Carl Kraines.
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!)