Pumpkinhead is getting a reboot

The Pumpkinhead movies are getting a modern do-over, courtesy of Saw executive producer, Peter Block.

Pumpkinhead isn’t a horror series that’s had a ton of sequels, but it has had a few since the original appeared back in 1988. That original starred Lance Henriksen, and Pumpkinhead was the demon he summoned to get revenge on the teenagers responsible for the death of his character’s son.

Pumpkinhead, incidentally, is also notable for being the directorial debut of the late, great Stan Winston.

And now a reboot is on the way. Peter Block, the executive producer of the Saw series, has picked up the rights to the franchise.

The plan is to film the Pumpkinhead reboot in 2017.

It won’t be a straight-out remake, Block told EW.

“There is a similarity of theme and a similarity of story”, he said. “There’s a lot of Easter eggs for people who know the original — iconic shots and iconic lines that we’re going to use. But we’ve enhanced the setting, and we’ve expanded the characters somewhat, to give it a different kind of experience”.

Expect it in cinemas in 2018

 

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