'Puppet Master' Being Rebooted by 'G.I. Joe' Producer

May 2, 2016


Transformers and G.I. Joe producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has found his latest way to bring some old toys to life for profit. His Di Bonaventura Pictures is reportedly teaming up with Caliber Media for a reboot of the Puppet Master franchise, the 11-film series that's been regularly animating killer puppets since 1989--right up to this year's Puppet Master: Axis Termination. It's said the companies "plan to produce multiple storylines within this new universe," and Bone Tomahawk writer-director S. Craig Zahler is attached to write but not as of now direct the first installment.

Titled Puppet Master: The Little Reich, this initial outing will center on a divorcé who stumbles upon a mint-condition doll of Blade--the long-running Puppet Master character seen above, as opposed to Wesley Snipes. When this man attempts to sell the toy at "a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders," strange forces ends up bringing the event's many homicidal puppets to life. Though, if we stop bringing our knife-wielding dolls to murder celebrations, aren't we just giving in to what the puppet terrorists want?

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