It’s official, a new “Phantasm” film is coming and possibly sooner than you may think. There was some major news released today about the upcoming sequel, titled “Phantasm: Ravager.” Not only did the first teaser poster make its way online, but it was also revealed the film was already shot and Don Coscarelli did not direct or write it.
Ain’t It Cool News was the first outlet to release the picture, which was confirmed as being legitimate by news outlets Shock ’Til You Drop, Bloody-Disgusting and Dread Central. Fansite Phantasm Archvies also confirmed the legitimacy of the poster.
Shock ’Til You Drop reporter Ryan Turek said he had recently confirmed that the whole film has been shot and that “the whole gang is back, too.” According to Bloody-Disgusting Angus Scrimm, Kat Lester and Reggie Bannister will be returning for the film.
According to the Phantasm Archives the project has been in development since 2008 and was written and directed, under the supervision of Coscarelli, by David Hartman, an artist who has done everything from artwork for Rob Zombie to directing episodes of the series “My Friends Tigger and Pooh.”
“Phantasm” is a cult series of horror films, which started back in 1979. The series centers around The Tall Man, a mysterious figure who uses mysterious technology and elaborate traps to kill his victims. The last film in the franchise “Phantasm IV: Oblivion,” which had a direct-to-video release in 1998, ended on a cliffhanger, infuriating fans.
Are you excited for the next entry into the Phantasm canon or has the series worn out for you by now? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.