Depending on how old you are, you might have heard about a campy horror film from the 1980s called Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Yes, you read that right, that’s precisely what the film was about. The film centered on aliens who look eerily similar to circus clowns that landed in a small town and proceed to murder, capture, kill, and even eat the townsfolk. The film was cheesy, but really fun and has since then gained a cult status thanks to home video releases. With everything getting rebooted, why the hell not Killer Klowns From Outer Space?
The original director of the original film, Steven Chiodo, who along with his other brothers Charles and Edward Chiodo, recently talked about the original film and they revealed that they are actively working on a new trilogy, but it would be in the form of a TV series. While nothing is set in stone, they are trying to make it happen.
“There’s nothing coming out that you could guarantee. Look, Hollywood is a very fickle industry. We’ve been working on a sequel since the day after we made Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I mean we have tons of ideas on different directions we can take it. There’s been a lot of legal issues, a lot of financial difficulties. We’ve had deals people presented us with that we weren’t really interested in. There is something that’s going to happen. We are currently working on something. But it doesn’t mean that it’s coming out next week.”
The proposed new TV show will operate as a “requel” (a hybrid of reboot/sequel: films like Creed, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road) for the original cult classic. Steven Chiodo stated that his plan is on bringing in new characters, as well as bringing back old characters.
“We want to take some of the characters we had in the original film and do a new film that has new characters having their little adventures with Klowns, but also revisit some of the people we’ve seen in the past. Instead of a theatrical release, we’re thinking of going to television. We’ve got this great idea. Sort of like a trilogy in four parts, with the original film being the first, and then we have an idea for a trilogy that would just be a long-ranging series that follows new characters as they battle Klowns, but then we also see Mike Tobacco pop up. And then we see Debbie Stone. And then we see Dave the cop. We’ve got it all written out. It’s a fantastic concept.”