The 1989 cult classic Puppet Master is getting a reboot from Di Bonaventure Pictures. The next installment in this franchise will be a retelling of sorts. Consider this movie to be in an alternate universe compared to the other movies.
Those who are not familiar with the franchise the story goes like this: puppets that are cursed by an Egyptian curse ( it was the 90’s, OK?) comes to life (basically the same premise as Night at the Museum) and wreaks havoc. With tongue-in-cheek black comedy that features little puppets killing people, you as a audience have to suspend your disbelief, sit back and just enjoy the ride. It was a genre that filled a need coming out of the 80’s: a whole decade during which you needed to suspend disbelief, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Craig Zahler has been hired to write Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Di Bonaventure Pictures movies have included Constantine, The Devil Inside and 1408(Stephen King).
The plot details on the upcoming movie are vague at the moment, but what has been leaked is this: a man finds a blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet, decides to sell the doll at a toy convention and all hell breaks loose.
Should be fun.
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Source: Hollywood Reporter