Hook Prequel with Rufio In The Works
It doesn’t matter when you were born. Odds are is that you have seen Robin Williams crow in the 1991 Hook. Well, now it looks like a prequel is in the works with the secondary, and quite possibly the best evil character Rufio.
Rufio, who was played by actor Dante Basco, is currently shopping around a new project that will show a different kind of side to his character who was brought to moderate fame with the live action Hook. Basco who’s attached to the project caught up with Crave Online to discuss the potential the new film will have if everything goes according to plan.
According to Dante Basco, the project which is in the beginning development stages will be based on a musical The Younger Statesmen comedy troupe wrote and proposed to him. “These guys have a whole storyline of how he gets the mohawk. The whole story’s crazy. These guys came with the script, I’m like, ‘You guys wrote this?’”
Further discussing the inception of the idea for a Rufio-centric film the actor went on to describe the history of the troupe that wrote the script:
Not only did they write this, they did the musical in their college. They were going to go off Broadway with it and then they lost their insurance and they came to Hollywood. If anyone saw their play it’s that, but the newer version is pretty intense. They added more action. I never saw the play but I think they added more back story to Rufio, like how he became Rufio which I was impressed by.
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Source: Crave Online