Yesterday we reported news on Re-Animator: Evolution, a rumored new sequel in the Re-Animator franchise – or even a reboot perhaps? – starring Lin Shaye and Brad Dourif.
Per That’s Not Current, according to the movie’s writer, Serge Leven, it was originally called Antihuman, but as it bore some resemblance to Lovecraft’s original story, they decided to repackage it. Furthermore, Leven has promised that it will be more faithful to the source material.
“Yes, [it’s definitely] legit and more true to the original material of HP Lovecraft,” he told TNC. “My original story, Antihuman, was more science-driven and had nothing to do with zombies. I don’t like the zombie genre overall. It had to do with harnessing neutrinos to stimulate any living cells. It just so happened that my original concept overlapped [with] the HP Lovecraft Re-Animator, and we decided to adapt my initial script.”
So… it sounds like a project that’s totally unrelated to the seminal franchise, apart from some shared themes based on the same source material.