Syfy reportedly making a Critters movie with Dee Wallace to star
According to JoBlo, Syfy is secretly making a Critters movie based on director Stephen Herek’s 1986 sci-fi horror comedy of the same name. The project has reportedly finished its production in South Africa with Bobby Miller (The Cleanse) as the film’s director. Further details about the new Critters movie are still being kept under wraps.
In addition, the original film’s lead actress Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, E.T.) might also star in the new film due to a recent interview with Bionic Buzz where she hinted about her involvement in the upcoming film. You can watch the full interview in the below.
The original ’86 film concerned a family who face extraterrestrial monsters that lay siege to the family’s farmhouse. Added to the weirdness: These “critters” are on the run from an alien bounty hunter team. Stephen Herek directed the film which starred Dee Wallace, Scott Grimes, Billy Zane and M. Emmet Walsh.
Meanwhile, Shudder is set to release an eight-part series titled Critters: A New Binge which is being written by Al and Jon Kaplin and Jordan Rubin and directed by Rubin, the trio behind the modern horror comedy cult hit Zombeavers.
The series is scheduled to debut on March 21 and its official synopsis reads: Pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters, the Critters return to Earth on a secret mission and encounter lovelorn high-schooler Christopher (Joey Morgan, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), his crush Dana (Stephi Chin-Salvo, iZOMBIE), his best friend Charlie (Bzhaun Rhoden, Van Helsing), and his mom Veronica (Kirsten Robek, The Edge of Seventeen), whose past will come back to bite them—literally. The series also features Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin, Justice League Action) and Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!).