Saw franchise executive producer Peter Block shared some exciting news that they are developing a Pumpkinhead Reboot in 2017. Peter Block acquired the rights to the Pumpkinhead franchise and stated that the first reboot film will have a lot in common with the original film (Pumpkinhead (1988)) but will not be a scene-by-scene remake. Peter Block also stated that they would follow the lead of late makeup effects legend Stan Winston and prioritize using practical effects over CGI. Right now they are shopping for a director, and we will post any news updates as they are revealed.
Saw franchise executive producer Peter Block said:
There is a similarity of theme and a similarity of story. There’s a lot of Easter eggs for people who know the original--iconic shots and iconic lines that we’re going to use. But we’ve enhanced the setting, and we’ve expanded the characters somewhat, to give it a different kind of experience.
Peter Block mentioned practical effects over CGI below:
I am a big proponent of practical effects. That was the great thing about the original. A lot of the films I still respond to most today, it’s because of the practical effects. We think that it’s going to be a nice slow reveal, lots of scares and lots of action in the beginning, and a great creature in the end, which everybody should be able to look at and say, ‘Oh, that’s Pumpkinhead!’ It’s not like you’re all of a sudden going to find that it’s some amorphous, nebulous, CGI wispy thing. You’re going to know it came from the Pumpkinhead family lineage.