‘The Gate’ Revisited 20 Years Later

An odd announcement out of Cannes this evening as Andras Hamori’s H20 Motion Pictures has green-lighted The Gate — 20 Years Later, a sequel to the 1987 hit teen horror title. The film was originally announced here this past December as a 3-D remake, but it looks as it’s now being billed as a sequel. Special effects wizard Randall William Cook, a three-time Oscar winner for his visual effects on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, is still set to make his directorial debut with “The Gate — 20 Years Later.” The original film starred Stephen Dorff and Louis Tripp as kids who accidentally open a gate to hell in their backyard, releasing deadly pint-sized demons.