Jack Brooks: Monsters Slayer sequel
I'm just writing up the review of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer on DVD and I have to admit despite the B-movie sounding title it's actually rather good, and one thing it does do is set itself up for a sequel, a much bigger and better sequel.
Now, according to the film-makers themselves, that's what we're going to be getting, a bigger and better sequel and they're writing the script right now.
"We're currently in script development, we haven't actually spun out a draft yet, but we're quite far into development. Far enough that there's no turning back. We knew we didn't have the money to do a full blown action/horror movie with part 1, we just didn't have the money. So the gameplan was to make a movie about a guy who becomes a monster slayer, and then the action hits you at the end. With Part 2 now, we're looking to raise quite a bit more money... people will get what they want in this one for sure, if they like the end of the first one."
You know what, looking at the first film you do realise that maybe they blew the budget on two big scenes that bookend the film, but the rest of it doesn't feel cheap in comparison, not at all. It's a strong production that really does feel like it had more money than it did.
What they've managed to do is not look at a script which brings Jack Brooks into full blown monster slayer mode and just kill monsters one after the other, it actually sounds like they've come up with a strong idea. According to the update from the director through Bloody Good Horror and HorrorMovies.ca:
“There will be new characters, and Jack sort of partners up with someone else. Actually, It's more like they are forced to work with each other. He kind of gets caught up in this scenario where he's taken advantage of and then realizes later on that he was sort of used to kill monsters he wasn't necessarily supposed to kill, and it kind of leads him into this whole new adventure he gets caught up in.”
Now that sounds like an interesting twist to the idea, and keeps with the timeline so that he's not just a full blown expert monster killer. You know, I think they're trying for a trilogy here, and I'd actually be up for that. Watch for the coming review.