John Carpenter has been out and about talking up a Shudder series based on this cult hit Prince of Darkness, and talking down Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Big Trouble in Little China sequel.
But today Carpenter is teasing that Dawn & War of the Planet of the Apes and Let Me In director Matt Reeves was once – or still is – working on a direct sequel to his bubblegum-chewing, kiss-kicking classic They Live.
“Well, I’m not gonna tell you about that, because it might be closer to reality than you think,” Carpenter told Den of Geek. “There was a feature film. It was a feature film called Resistance, written by, oh, the guy who did the Apes movies. Matt Reeves. But then he moved on, and so the sequel is, well, we’ll see. We’ll just have to see.”
Now I can’t quite tell if this means They Live 2 (or Resistance) is still in the works with Matt Reeves behind the scenes, but it sure sounds like there is more They Live headed our way soon. Let’s hope Halloween is a mega-hit, like Stephen King’s IT, and we have a rush of Carpenter projects as well.
Nada (Roddy Piper), a wanderer without meaning in his life, who discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.