Anyone actually hoping for a reboot of the series (read no one) will likely be disappointed by what Coscarelli had to say. But those of us not anxiously awaiting a redux (read everyone) will probably be pleasantly surprised to learn that there are no immediate plans to remake one of the greatest and most underrated horror films of all time.
“Nothing is ever off the table,” said Coscarelli. “You have a big casting hurdle there with Tall Man. Currently there’s nothing planned, but if you had the right director, the right story, the right direction in terms of making something unique and still staying true to the spirit of the story. You know, all these years working on Phantasm, I’m like a Phantasm fan too, so I would go see it!”
Phantasm sees a young boy, his brother, and their ice cream vendor friend taking on an unusually tall man intent upon ravaging cities to steal their dead and turn them into pint-sized slave laborers in an alternate dimension.