Movie Hole spoke with director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr while he was doing press for the Blu-ray release of The Thing, his prequel to John Carpenter’s horror classic. During the interview van Heijningen spoke to a few different topics.
First, he didn’t want to use “The Thing” as the title for his prequel, but he couldn’t come up with anything better so he acquiesced to the studio. Second, he is not a fan of making sequels and, if there is a third film in The Thing series, he has already said he will not direct it. Third, his planned followup to Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, titled Army of the Dead, will most likely not happen.
From van Heijningen:
“I don’t know if that’s going to happen – it was really expensive, because it was going to have to shoot in Las Vegas.
“They didn’t really want us to shoot in Las Vegas – because of the expense of shooting in Las Vegas. I really don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Army of the Dead‘s plot followed a father as he fights through hoards of zombies in Las Vegas on a search for his daughter.
I was one of the many people who scoffed at Snyder’s remake, but then I saw the movie and actually enjoyed it. A follow up would have been nice, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, at least not anytime soon.
SOURCE: Movie Hole