On the latest episode of The Movie Crypt, Adam Green featured Killer Klowns from Outer Space director Stephen Chiodo. When the conversation turned to the long-discussed sequel to the 1988 cult classic, Chiodo suggested that the property may be headed for the small screen (by way of a sequel-remake hybrid), rather than a theatrical follow up to the feature film.
“Right now, we are currently pursuing a long arch series for cable,” Chiodo explained “We wondered, should we do a sequel to the first one or do we do a remake? We came up with a ‘requel’ – it’s a sequel and a remake. We’ve been developing this for a while. It’s a trilogy in four parts, and it really follows the continuing adventures of new people who are experiencing this phenomenon of a Klown invasion, and once in a while you see some of the old guys pop up and hear their stories – find out what happened over the last 25 years. It’s f**king great.”
The above statement poses a few questions, not the least of which is: How can it possibly be a trilogy in four parts? The director went on to say that MGM has shown interest in getting on board with a television project based on the property.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space tells the story of a band of deranged aliens (that bear a striking resemblance to clowns) who descend upon and wreak havoc in a small town.