Attention Re-Animator fans, we've got some good news... maybe? It looks like a new Re-Animator movie is in the works, but it's not tied to the original film. Now, for those that don't remember, Re-Animator was a horror/comedy that was loosely based on the H.P. Lovecraft novella Herbert West-Reanimator. The Re-Animator franchise has three movies under it, Re-Animator (1985), Bride of Re-Animator (1990) and Beyond Re-Animator (2003). One of the many cool things I dug about the franchise was that Jeffrey Combs starred in all three movies.
Now, on to the new Re-Animator movie. First off, it's called Re-Animator: Evolution, it's being produced by Isle Empire Films, Serge Levin is directing and co-writing the story with Johnathon Schaech. It's supposed to honor Lovecraft's original vision and will share more characters from the short story. According to Levin, this version is going to be “much darker, more thought-provoking, and definitely more grounded in science than the first adaptation.”
As far as the cast goes, all we know so far is Johnathon Schaech is going to play Herbert West (originally played by Jeffrey Combs) and that Brad Dourif (Chucky) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) have joined the project.
The synopsis for Re-Animator: Evolution is: Pursued by the police, an ambitious neuroscientist uses a neutrino impulse to bring his dead wife back to life, unintentionally unlocking within her dormant powers that threaten the existence of everyone he knows.
Looking around I found a release date of February 15th, 2018, but things change in the movie biz pretty quick so I guess we'll have to wait and see.