With Universal releasing Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners director’s cut on DVD, some interviews surrounding the release have started to pop up online- and one indicates that Jackson wants to direct to a sequel! Read on for the skinny. In the 1996 film a psychic private detective who consorts with deceased souls becomes engaged in a mystery as members of the town community begin dying mysteriously. While investigating, he is aided by a friendly doctor who believes in his psychic abilities and is hindered by a crazed G-Man, a woman involved in an old serial killing, and what may be the spirit of Death itself…
Trevor P. writes:
CanMag.com reports that Peter Jackson (King Kong, Lord of the Rings) is keen to do a sequel to his 1996 film THE FRIGHTENERS which starred Michael J.Fox as a Ghostbuster-type. (I think it lasted in the cinema about one week from memory!)
According to Jackson, he’s hoping the DVD sells “in droves” because he’d love to do a sequel. He said that DVD sales are really what it’s all about these days – and if this new version makes a hefty sum on DVD, he’ll try and convince Universal to take a chance on another “Frighteners”. He said he’d love to have Michael J.Fox back – if even only for a small role.