Back in June, we brought you the huge news that one of the most memorably mismatched heroic duos in horror are set to reunite, as Nick Damici and Connor Paolo reprise their super-popular Stake Land roles for upcoming sequel The Stakelander. And now, we’ve got our very first image to pore over, which you can check out after the jump!
Based on an original screenplay by Damici, and directed by Dan Berk and Robert Olsen (2015‘s Body), the flick has already wrapped production in Saskatchewan, Canada. Much like 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Stakelander was filmed entirely in secret and this is the first most fans will have even heard of a sequel.
Interestingly, The Stakelander is set to debut on SyFy, as a SyFy original, the cult TV channel having co-produced the feature along with Glass Eye Pix (The House Of The Devil, Darling) and Dark Sky Films (We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Southbound).
The movie marks the latest collaboration between the production teams who have brought us some terrific genre fare over the years, including The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers, Late Phases, and, of course, Stake Land, among others.
Stake Land was hugely popular among horror fans and, although the existence of The Stakelander will come as a bit of a shock to most, a follow-up was always very eagerly anticipated.
The sequel is set a few years after the events in Stake Land, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. From the press release:
When his home of New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin (Paolo) finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor and legendary vampire hunter, Mister (Damici), to guide him. Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin goes in search of the one man who can help him get revenge. Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to battle a now-ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord. But it’ll take more than the two of them to take down this terrifying new threat, and with more than just their lives now at risk, the stakes are higher than ever before
No release date is yet forthcoming, but stay tuned to Wicked Horror for when to expect The Stakelander on SyFy.