To be packaged with upcoming sequel
Tim Sullivan is at work the sequel 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillies which finds the crazed clan of Southerners (led by Robert Englund’s Mayor Buckman) from the 2005 cult flick 2001 Maniacs to California. Ever the workhorse, Sullivan is doing more than just developing a follow-up, he’s also fixin’ to re-work his update of H.G. Lewis’ schlock classic to meet his original vision.
As you may know, Sullivan had a number of hurdles to leap over to get the film done. “We just met with Lionsgate and part of doing 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillies is that I’m finally going to get to do my vision, my cut of [the first] ‘Maniacs.'” he tells Icons of Fright. “It’s going to be called 2001 Maniacs: Redux. It’s going to the way it was written, storyboarded, the way it was meant to be with different scenes, re-edited and with the original music. But, we’re not going to make you double-dip. We’re going to make it a bonus disc on the DVD release for 2001 Maniacs: Beverly Hellbillies. Now, how’s that?”
I think I hear a resounding “Yee-haw!” in approval from the fans. For the full Icons of Fright interview, click here.
Source: Icons of Fright