We have two brand new images to share with you from the upcoming Puppet Master reboot, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (which recently wrapped production in Dallas). The snaps come courtesy of Charles Band’s Twitter account.
Stay tuned to the site for more on this as we learn it. Everything we know about the redux thus far is outlined below!
Di Bonaventura Pictures (the production company behind Transformers) has joined forces with Caliber Media (Some Kind of Hate) for this Puppet Master reboot. The idea is to create a new cinematic universe based around the property, with multiple storylines. Charles Band, head of Full Moon Features (the company that distributed the original Puppet Master films) was also on board to executive produce the redux.
S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) was tapped to pen the screenplay for the new film. Udo Kier (Blade) plays Toulon. Thomas Lennon (Memento), Michael Paré (The Philadelphia Experiment), and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator) also star. Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (We Are Monsters) assumed directorial duties.
According to a recent press release: “This completely new take on Puppet Master will maintain all of the brutally inventive puppet kills infused with the comedic tendencies that made the original franchise so popular with fans, while expanding upon Toulon’s backstory and developing richer dialogue, characters, and narratives.”
“The storyline for The Littlest Reich follows a recently divorced young man who discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose at the Postville Lodge during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.”
As we’ve said before, Puppet Master is the longest running and most successful independent direct-to-video franchise ever. The David Schmoeller helmed original has seen a combined total of nine sequels plus a spinoff effort that Full Moon was not directly involved with.