The Gate Sequel DOA

The GateIt’s been a few months since we’ve heard anything more about The Gate: 20 Years Later, the proposed sequel to the 1987 Tibor Takacs film about kids who open a gate to hell in their backyard. While months of silence are usually normal for a Hollywood production as things fall into place, the news is sadly not good for this particular sequel.

Last night STYD talked to the film’s proposed director, Lord of the Rings FX guru Randall William Cook, who confirmed that he was no longer attached to the project. Cook didn’t like the script that was in place and no matter what he did couldn’t get anything of better quality, so he walked.

Personally I’m fine with this particular series not being revisited; the original is a helluva lot of fun but the second movie stinks to high heaven (or low hell, as the case may be) so maybe it’s better if it stays dead in the water. We’ll keep our own ears open and let you know when we hear more!

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  • Undeadmin

    Maybe the second movie stinks so bad because everyone turns to shit?? Im just sayin….

  • aat666

    There’s already a Sequel to “The Gate”, it’s called “The Gate II: Trespassers”, I actually own a copy, not a bad move but not as good as the first one. Stars Louis Tripp from the first movie 😉

    • Undeadmin

      He kinda mentions that in the article 😉