Everything old is new again. And if it’s not getting rebooted, it’s getting a sequel. Rumor has it that John Carpenter‘s cult classic “They Live” might be getting a timely sequel.
Per Slash Film:
They Live may have been intended on a commentary on Reaganomics and the 1980s, but its messages still ring true today (unfortunately). While I’m against remakes of John Carpenter’s work (only John Carpenter can make a John Carpenter movie, sorry), a modern-day follow-up film set in the world of They Live would work well. And according to Carpenter himself, that might just be what we’re getting
Speaking with Den of Geek, the filmmaker first talked about a potential remake which seems to be dead now. Matt Reeves, director of two of the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies and the upcoming Batman film, was set to direct. “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,” Carpenter said.
But when the interviewer asked Carpenter how he would approach a modern-day They Live himself, the filmmaker provided this tantalizing answer:
“Well, I’m not gonna tell you about that, because it might be closer to reality than you think.”
Carpenter also added: “The sequel is, well, we’ll see. We’ll just have to see.”
With people’s fear of Trump America, Illegal Aliens, Terrorists, and distrust of the government, now is the perfect time to resurrect the franchise and make a new commentary about the state of the world.
In the original They Live, a homeless drifter (played by the late Roddy Piper) stumbles upon sunglasses that have the power to reveal the “real world” underneath the world as we see it. A world where ghoulish aliens are running the show, driving us to consume, reproduce and live subdued lives. What follows is a film loaded with satirical humor, social commentary, and one of the best fight scenes of all time.
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