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Pontypool Changes – New Sequel

PontypoolGood news for you Pontypool (review here) fans out there! A sequel is on the way called Pontypool Changes, and it may be closer than you think!

Check out the press release below courtesy of Twitch Films:

CANNES – Acclaimed director Bruce McDonald returns to the director’s chair with Pontypool Changes, a sequel to his highly anticipated psychological thriller Pontypool. Producer Jeffrey Coghlan confirmed rumors in Cannes today that the Pontypool sequel is scheduled to lens in early 2010, reuniting McDonald with Pontypool screenwriter Tony Burgess, who adapted the original from his book ‘Pontypool Changes Everything’. Horror fan and blog sites are already buzzing, and early reviews for Pontypool are calling the tensely intelligent thriller McDonald’s best film ever and one of the scariest films in years.

Pontypool, named after the small town in which it’s set, features veteran character actor Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, 300, A History of Violence) as a cantankerous radio DJ trapped within the station’s walls as a deadly virus consumes the town, turning its citizens into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures. IFC In Theatres releases the film May 29th on its VOD platform, which reaches more than 50 million homes in the US. The early demand surprised Coghlan, who said, ‘Fan and distributor reactions have been overwhelming, and the script for the sequel takes a whole new side to the story and really opens it up for more action, and more scares. It’s brilliant.’

Pontypool has its final marketplace screening in Cannes on Monday, May 18, at 5:30 pm with worldwide sales being handled by Forward Motion Entertainment.”

Hell fucking yes! Look for more on this one soon, and look for the original Pontypool on DVD July 21st!

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4 Comments

  1. Still kicking myself that I didn’t catch this when it came through my city.
    Aren’t they planning to make it a trilogy? If so, will the third complete the book’s title and be called “Pontypool Changes Everything”?

    • Yeah, that’s the plan. McDonald mentioned that either in the Q&A after the screening I saw at TIFF or at the Festival or Fear last year…

  2. Great news on the second one in the works, I’m still psyched to see the first when it comes to DVD.

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