Bruce Campbell B-movie Moontrap is finally getting a sequel.
Moontrap: Target Earth will release next year, obviously to go head-to-head with Star Wars: Episode VII. (Joking.)
In reality, the 1989 classic is a groovy little film that combines Bruce Campbell (Ash from Evil Dead and Army of Darkness) with Walter Koenig (Chekov from Star Trek: The Original Series), sci-fi, and horror for one tasty concoction of B-movie goodness.
Unfortunately, the sequel will not star The Chin, though it does appear to be sticking with its micro-budget roots.
Instead of having any holdovers from the original cast, Moontrap: Target Earth will star Charles Shaughnessy (Mr. Sheffield from TV’s The Nanny), Sarah Butler (the 2010 remake of I Spit On Your Grave), and Canadian newcomer Niki Spiridakos.
Nothing is known on the plot at this time, but here are the details on the Bruce Campbell original, with a hat tip to IMDb.
During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterristial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon where Nasa expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot’s origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading earth.
(On a somewhat related note, is that a man on the surface of the moon?)
It’s even got me to thinking about some other obscure horror/sci-fi sequels we’d like to see. Here’s a quick wish list:
Edge Of The Axe Part II
The original follows a deranged guy in a mask offing people with an axe. Since it was made during the end of the ’80s slasher movie cycle, many of you haven’t seen it. Correct that immediately.
Death Spa Part II
Demonically possessed exercise equipment revolting against a bunch of obnoxious hardbodies? What’s not to like?
Split Second Part II
Rutger Hauer goes toe-to-toe with a giant creature in futuristic London. How hard could it be to get Hauer back for a sequel?
While these sequels will probably never happen, we’ll at least take comfort in the fact that we’re getting a new entry to a Bruce Campbell film, even if we don’t get the Man himself.
Which sequels to obscure movies would you like to see? Share your thoughts in our comments section.