The news of Re-Animator: Evolution has been the cause of much speculation over the past several days in the horror community. Since it was announced, many have been wondering whether it was even real, and if so, would it be sequel or a reboot? Not only that, but would it involve franchise figureheads Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, or Jeffrey Combs? Well, we have more info that should clear things up…
Our pals over at That’s Not Current have reported some more information on Evolution which might shed more light on the matter, straight from the Evolution camp itself.
The name of the film is Re-Animator: Evolution and it’s being produced by Isle Empire Films, and – as reported previously – the story is a truer retelling of Lovecraft’s short story Herbert West – Reanimator.
Director, co-writer, and co-star Serge Levin has promised to honor Lovecraft’s original vision; therefore, Evolution will share more characters from the short story as well as elements related to the story and the science presented within it. Major Sir Eric Moreland Clapham-Lee, a character from the source material, has already been confirmed.
According to Levin, this version will be “much darker, more thought-provoking, and definitely more grounded in science than the first adaptation.”
The news that genre stalwarts Brad Dourif and Lin Shaye are attached to the project is true, and producer/co-writer Johnathon Schaech is set to play Herbert West, while Levin will play his assistant.
At this moment in time, Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, and Jeffrey Combs aren’t involved in any capacity. That being said, Levin hasn’t ruled out their future involvement should the stars align. It’s still early stages after all.
In the meantime, Levin is in the final stages of post-production on a sci-fi horror film called Abysm starring the almighty Michael Ironside. Furthermore, he has another sci-fi movie in the works called Superstrata, which stars Paz De La Huerta (The Editor, Nurse 3D).
No more information regarding Re-Animator: Evolution is currently available as it’s being kept under wraps, but we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on developments for this one.
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