'Killer Klowns from Outer Space' Getting a 'Requel' Sometime in 2012
On an unknown date in 2012, the Circus will return. Though there have been rumors all year long and even a few confirmations from the creators at various horror fests, we're just catching up with this story now. Word is there is another Killer Klowns from Outer Space movie coming, made by the same puppeteer team from the first one, the Chiodo Brothers. It'll also apparently be a "remake-sequel" mix, which they've dubbed a "requel", as stated at Screamfest in this YouTube clip. The sequel is already officially in the late stages of development, so the crazy clowns will definitely be back next year, and updates are still coming in.
While public details are still somewhat hazy, I did find an update from actor Grant Cramer (who played Mike Tobacco in the original) from June this year (via GeekTyrant) stating that, "We have a script and a commitment for all our funding but the money can't be spent until we have a distribution deal in place so that's where we are – talking to distributors." There's also an official Facebook page now up for the sequel/remake providing updates, including an August 25th post saying, "Great distribution meeting today! Stay tuned…" It sounds like things are coming along, so 2012 may indeed be the year they return, as stated in this first video tease, where it also hints the "Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space" will be in 3D.
The original Killer Klowns from Outer Space from 1988 is a camp, cult horror classic made by the Chiodo Brothers (Charles, Edward & Stephen), the only film they've written and directed, besides effects work. Reminiscent of 1950's sci-fi B movies, the plot has the earth invaded by aliens intent on using humans as a food source. But these aliens look like bizarre clowns arriving in a spaceship resembling a circus tent, and all their weapons are circus themed (popcorn bombs, silly string guns, etc). Cramer as Mike Tobacco will be back, and he hints he'll "be the mentor to the two new young leads that have to try save the world from the Klowns when they return." Stay updated on Facebook and we'll let you know when we hear more. Excited?
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
Killer CLOWN on Dec 26, 2011
Jericho on Dec 26, 2011
That's why we have the SyFy channel.
ur_babys_daddy on Dec 26, 2011
"Whatcha gonna do? Knock ma block off?" Head punch to bin. - I though that was the most hilarious thing when I was 10 years old. I'm not sure how the film would fare these days.
Crapola on Dec 26, 2011
Anonymous on Dec 26, 2011
You have not seen it since you were 10? That is like not seeing the Last Dragon since you were 10. These movies only get better over time lol
Kaim on Dec 26, 2011
I suppose, 24 years is a long time not to rewatch it, but maybe I'll wait for the remake. It kind of was in a strange zone, style-wise, the characters were quite menacing, but still fun to watch.
Crapola on Dec 27, 2011
LOl loved that movie!!!!!!! If ever there was a movie to remake.... THIS IS IT!
Matthew on Dec 26, 2011
wow, i had to clean the dust off my vhs player to see this movie again, and you know what? it was good to see it and it never look better.
Daniel Venegas Carrasco on Dec 26, 2011
"Requel" eh. So what if they decide to do a remake Prequel? Will it be called Rrequel? Or Rerequel? Seriously though, making a movie as both Remake and a sequel doesn't sound that enticing. First of all, that means they have to cram the entire original movie into half the running time if they plan to have enough time for the sequel part. Unless it's just going to be reshot flashbacks. In which case, why bother calling it a remake?
Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011
evil dead 2
Josh on Dec 27, 2011
Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011
According to the Chiodos as a requel it will be a sort of retelling with a similar story to acquaint new audiences with the idea while introducing some new characters, humans and klowns, and some new gags to keep it fresh for the past fans. They hope this will be the first in a series of films franchise.
Chris kastner on Dec 27, 2011
So excited for this freakin' movie! I can't believe it! I remember back in the day a friend of mine told me there was a sequel and he even made a lame quote from the movie. I looked and looked and it was FALSE. That bastard lied to me :-D. Guess what though, it's finally REAL! Booya SHUN! Killer Klowns From Outer Space j'all!
ClownVid on Jan 5, 2012
Apparently, by sheer luck finding this, Tom Kenny's (yes, Spongebob) wiki says he's doing the voices of the killer klowns 😮
Caitlin on Jan 19, 2012
Hell mutha F-in yeah im excited! Its about damn time!!
Hebert-_olivera on Apr 2, 2012
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