It’s funny how things happen… just the other day I was speaking with someone from FEARnet and asked him how Peter Block was doing… Turns out he’s doing pretty okay!
EW reports that Block (executive producer on the Saw franchise) has acquired the rights to the Pumpkinhead franchise and plans on shooting a reboot of the horror series in 2017. Block is currently looking for a filmmaker to direct the project, which he will produce and plans to be a theatrical release.
The original 1988 Pumpkinhead starred Aliens actor Lance Henriksen as a man who summons the titular, terrifying creature to wreak vengeance on the teenagers responsible for his death of his son. The film was the directorial debut of late makeup effects legend Stan Winston and has over time accrued a large cult following.
Pumpkinhead spawned one straight-to-video sequel, 1994’s Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, and a brace of awful Syfy channel movies, 2006’s Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes and 2007’s Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud. The creature deserved better! With Block at the wheel he’ll definitely be getting it!