Is there some sort of secret competition between classic “worst movie ever” contenders that we weren’t previously aware of? Yesterday, we learned that there’s going to be a 3D revival of Plan 9 From Outer Space; today, we learn that an intrepid filmmaker named Rupert Munch, Jr. is remaking Manos: Hands of Fate.
This isn’t just some one-off project trying to run off the infamy of the original Manos: Jackey Raye Neyman Jones, who played evil-hounded little girl Debbie in the original film and is the daughter of the original Manos in real life, has approved of the project and will star in it, and the remake aims to incorporate as many of the original cast members and their families as possible.
We told [Jackey] we would like to do a feature length sequel to “Manos” with as many of the original cast and their families as possible. … We want to do it in a contemporary style (40+ years later), that still captures the spirit, awkwardness and magic of Manos.”
We realize we will receive much grief and criticism at every move… but at the end of the day, we hope that everyone respects that we are trying to do this in a way that really resonates and brims with the style, scope, eroticism, weirdness, grooviness and evil polygamy goodness of everyone’s favorite polygamist cult… and with the “blessings” of the only survivors of the original… which in our books validates our efforts! So any potential doubters, haters, etc. Go make your own film and do it your way!
They’re targeting a release sometime in 2013. In the mean time, they’ve given us the trailer below, which seems to imply that the new film will be a bit more ironic and self-aware than the notoriously “B” B-movie it’s based on:
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