Stan Winston isn’t around to recreate the vengeful Pumpkinhead creature, but a new special effects wizard will definitely continue his legacy in the reboot. That’s right! The Pumpkinhead franchise is heading back into production in the near future for hounds.
For those unaware, the 1989 supernatural horror film Pumpkinhead kicked off Winston’s directorial debut, which afterwards spawned three sequels with the latest one being a TV movie titled Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud.
According to EW, the Pumpkinhead franchise will be brought back to life from the grave by Peter Block, executive producer of the SAW franchise, Frozen, and John Carpenter’s The Ward, just to name a small few. It appears like the screenplay has already been penned by Nate Atkins and Block is currently seeking a to put the reboot together in the same spirit has the original movie.
In the EW report, Block said he wants the same approach.
We think that it’s going to be a nice slow reveal, lots of scares and lots of action in the beginning, and a great creature in the end, which everybody should be able to look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s Pumpkinhead!’ It’s not like you’re all of a sudden going to find that it’s some amorphous, nebulous, CGI wispy thing. You’re going to know it came from the Pumpkinhead family lineage.
Stay tuned tofor much more Pumpkinhead coverage to come.