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Pontypool 2?

05.16.2009by: Jared Pacheco
The last time we updated you all on the Canadian horror flick PONTYPOOL was back in March when we showed you 4 stills from the flick. Well there's not much news today on PONTYPOOL but there is talk of a sequel!

When inquiring to a PONTYPOOL producer about a sequel, Twitch scored this press release from Cannes:


CANNES - Acclaimed director Bruce McDonald returns to the director’s chair with Pontypool Changes, a sequel to his highly anticipated psychological thriller Pontypool.

Producer Jeffrey Coghlan confirmed rumors in Cannes today that the Pontypool sequel is scheduled to lens in early 2010, reuniting McDonald with Pontypool screenwriter Tony Burgess, who adapted the original from his book “Pontypool Changes Everything”.

Horror fan and blog sites are already buzzing and early reviews for Pontypool are calling the tensely intelligent thriller McDonald’s best film ever and one of the scariest films in years.

Pontypool, named after the small town in which it’s set, features veteran character actor Stephen McHattie, (Watchmen, 300, A History of Violence), as a cantankerous radio DJ trapped within the station’s walls as a deadly virus consumes the town, turning its citizens into cannibalistic zombie-like creatures. IFC In Theatres releases the film May 29th day and date on its VOD platform, which reaches more than 50 million homes in the US.

The early demand surprised Coghlan who said, “Fan and distributor reactions have been overwhelming, and the script for the sequel takes a whole new side to the story and really opens it up for more action, and more scares. It’s brilliant.”

Pontypool has it’s final marketplace screening in Cannes on Monday May 18 at 5:30 pm with worldwide sales being handled by Forward Motion Entertainment.

Well there you have it! There's a possibility we can be seeing a PONTYPOOL sequel in just over a year's time! Hopefully PONTYPOOL turns out to be as awesome as everyone is making it out to be. While we wait for more PONTYPOOL CHANGES news be sure to check out PONTYPOOL, available on IFC In Theaters' Video-on-Demand service starting May 29th!

Extra Tidbit: PONTYPOOL is writer Tony Burgess' first film.
Source: Twitch



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