They Live 2 Might Be Alive After All

A sequel to John Carpenter's classic could actually happen.

By L.B. Lubomski

John Carpenter is all the rage in Hollywood lately, with many of his movies being remade or re-imagined in recent years. From 2011's take on The Thing to the recent Halloween sequel making waves in theaters, it seems like the Master of Horror is today's hot topic in film.

In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Carpenter hinted that a direct sequel to his cult 1988 horror/sci-fi movie may very well still be happening. The below exert from the interview regarding They Live 2 seems to indicate that the film may still happen.

If you took something like They Live, for example, given how much worse the world and the political landscape have become in the past 25-30 years, how would you refashion that today?

Well, I'm not gonna tell you about that, because it might be closer to reality than you think.

There was a remake in development.

There was a feature film. It was a feature film called Resistance, written by, oh, the guy who did the Apes movies. Matt Reeves. But then he moved on, and so the sequel is, well, we'll see. We'll just have to see.

Based on the above comments, it seems that Matt Reeves has dropped out of the project as director, although this is a role that could be filled by a number of directors, possibly even Carpenter himself. The film, which has been written, is titled Resistance, which gives us a clue that the film would see a rebellion of the humans versus their alien overlords, overcoming their cognitive programming and fighting back against their hidden oppressors.

Sadly, the star of the original film, former WWE superstar Rowdy Roddy Piper, has since passed away so it would be interesting to see who they might get to replace him as the star of the sequel. We here at Dead Entertainment are hopeful that the movie gets made because, well, we are here to chew bubblegum and write about horror news, and we are all out of bubblegum.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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