Eli Craig Talks Possible ‘Tucker & Dale’ Sequel and Next Potential Project

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We’ve been talking about Tucker and Dale vs Evil like crazy for quite some time, and with good reason- it’s an awesome movie. We were even graced by the presence of stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine at our Comic-con party with Magnet Releasing.

Eli Craig Talks Possible 'Tucker & Dale' Sequel and Next Potential ProjectAfter finally acquiring distribution through Magnet last month, Tucker and Dale vs Evil is poised to make an even bigger impact.

With the spotlight finally shining on our festival favorite, our good friends at Bloody-Disgusting.com sat down with director Eli Craig for an exclusive interview and some very cool news about a possible sequel for Tucker and Dale vs Evil

On a possible Tucker & Dale sequel: “You know, I’ve kinda learned the hard way to not talk too much about sequels…[and] I don’t wanna get too promotional about a second movie, but we do have a treatment,” said Craig. “Mainly the reason is because Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are just so much fun to work with. They played off each other so well. They feel like a comedy duo…[like a] Nick Frost/Simon Pegg kind of duo. And I don’t even know. I really wanna put them in a movie again. I mean, I just can’t imagine a better working situation. So that’s where the sequel comes from, and if it’s another ‘Tucker & Dale’ that’s great. I feel like they’re quality characters I’d like to breathe life into again. But if it were them in another movie, that’s a possibility too.”

Eli Craig also talked a little about what he has in mind for another project. A horror comedy in the vein of The Omen.

On his possible next project, which he’s currently writing the script for: “Well, I’m working on another horror/comedy,” he told me. “We’ll see how this one goes over! But I can’t help but take a stab at the whole ‘devil child’ genre. ‘The Omen’, and…I love killer children! I don’t know what it is!…People are probably gonna think I’m crazy, but I wanna make a comedy out of that! [Laughs]…I’ve seen ‘The Omen’ a bunch too, right? And ‘The Exorcist’, which to me is probably the greatest horror film of all time still. But I think there’s a lot of comedy in there if you play it right. You know, you have like some like some demented-looking baby…’oh, you have a dermatitis problem, sweetie, let’s just cover up your skin!’ You know, and you have this overly doting, loving mother, that just tries to compensate for their evil son, you know?” [Laughs]

I’m already impatiently waiting on that one…

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