Cinestate is busy with their remakes of Charles Band and Full Moon’s backlog. Not only do they have a reboot of Puppet Master heading our way, but a reboot of Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak is next on the docket.
And today we have word that the original film’s star Barabra Crampton has been talking with Daily Dead and dropped some new updates on the film.
“The script is being written right now, and we’re looking to shoot sometime later this year, beginning of next year,” Crampton told the site. “All the elements for that are coming together really well, and it’s going to be an updated version of the old [film] and have a fresher start and some different characters, with more of the Freak and his backstory.”
She continues: “Also, our goal is to enhance a lot of the Lovecraft elements in the movie to just bring the Lovecraft universe a little bit more to life and a little bit more in the forefront. I’m really excited to read the final version, but we’ve all been working with the writer on the story elements and it’s looking really good. So I’m very excited about that as well.”
The original film was directed by Stuart Gordon from a screenplay by Dennis Paoli, based on the story The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft. It starred Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, and Jessica Dollarhide. The remake will be directed by Tate Steinsiek who served as the creature/puppet designer and special effects coordinator on Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich.
An American family (Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jessica Dollarhide) that has suffered tragedy inherits an Italian castle complete with bloodthirsty monster.