Here’s some news that will brighten any horror fan’s day. Alan Tudyk (Firefly) and Tyler Labine (Sons of Tucson), the comedic duo that brought Tucker and Dale VS Evil to the big screen, say there’s serious talk about a sequel. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should use whatever video streaming service you use and make it happen. It’s a fun movie.
The pair made the announcement while answering questions during a panel at Horrorhound, a Horror convention in Ohio over the weekend. We’ve got some video thanks to Bigger Show who taped the panel.
In case you couldn’t make out what they were saying, it boils down to both Labine and Tudyk not thinking a sequel would happen and publicly saying that in an interview, only to have the movie’s producer get in touch with them saying:
We have an outline, we’re honing in on who we want to write it, we really want to make another one.
Tudyk then clarified that a statement like that, coming from a producer, carries a lot more weight in the industry than a similar statement from a director or actor.
While the search for a writer goes on, both and Labine were quick to point out that:
We’ll never make a shitty sequel.
Meaning that if the script isn’t good, they won’t sign on.
Dale and Tucker VS Evil didn’t do well at the domestic box office ($222,838) but found a stronger audience overseas were it took in just under $5 million.That means the film barely broke even on a reported $5 million dollar budget.
The horror comedy went on to develop a strong cult following of diehard fans who often recommend the movie to others and helped drive better DVD sales than expected.
The question producers should be asking, Will that fandom translate to box office dollars if a sequel hits the big screen?
What do you think?
Here’s the synopsis and trailer:
Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count.
It’s a fun movie, and a great addition to a weekend of binge movie viewing. If you love horror movies, and you’re looking for a way to introduce your significant other to the horror loving pastime, Tucker and Dale VS Evil might be a good gap bridging movie.
Follow that up with the original Evil Dead 2 or Army of Darkness. Who knows, you might just create your own Horror movie loving monster.