We missed April Fool’s Day by a month so this Puppet Master reboot must be real.
Do you remember Puppet Master? You know… that series where a bunch of puppets come to life and murder people? Sometimes they’re heroes and sometimes they’re villains? No?
For those of us out there that do remember the Puppet Master series, can a reboot be considered good news at this point? The films weren’t even all that good to begin with. Yes, they can be entertaining at times and the puppets (good or bad) are memorable. Not to mention, there are enough of them for everyone to have a favorite (mine’s Jester). Seriously though. This will be the eleventh(!) film in a series that not many people followed in the first place.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian from Di Bonaventura Pictures and Dallas Sonier and Jack Heller from Caliber Media have teamed to produce this new effort titled Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Charles Band, creator of Full Moon Features and producer of Puppet Master, will take on the role of executive producer. S. Craig Zahler, who also wrote/directed 2015’s Bone Tomahawk, will be the screenwriter.
The new film will focus on a man who finds a mint condition Blade (not that one) doll in his dead brother’s closet. From there, he plans to sell it at a convention celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Toulon murders. Basically, the puppets will be coming back to torment the one set of clientele they have left: the die hard fans.
This is some seriously bizarre news but, then again, the most recent Puppet Master film came out in 2012. If you’re looking to catch up on the series before checking out The Littlest Reich, grab this set from Amazon. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get Puppet Master X: Axis Rising. I literally just found out about it…