It’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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