Written by Patti Pauley
Love or hate horror movie rehashes, one can’t certainly deny that 30 years after the original Full Moon picture was first released, that a fresh Puppet Master reboot doesn’t sound like a bad idea AT ALL. Not to take away a thing from the original; I absolutely adore it and even have Blade immortalized as a tattoo on my left arm. So yes, I’m a huge fan of those adorable, mischievous puppets and from what we know so far about the new take on the deadly puppet army of Toulon, it’s definitely worth getting excited for!
The first film not directly released by Band’s Full Moon Pictures, is scripted by Bone Tomahawk‘s S. Craig Zahler with Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund (Wither, We Are Monsters) to direct the reboot. Not to worry Full Moon fans, Charles Band is also sitting in as executive producer, so you can rest assure with this ensemble and Band overseeing that the Puppet Master franchise is in beautiful hands. We can also tell you per IMDB that Udo Kier is taking on the Andre Toulon role in the film. The storyline per the movie database website is as follows:
The Littlest Reich follows a recently divorced young man who discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Oregon celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose during the auction when a strange force animates all of the puppets throughout the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree.
With the script and production ready to go, per the Dallas Film Commission the film is scheduled to start rolling the cameras on March 27, 2017, has sent out a call for extras to be in the film that is to be shot in the Dallas, Texas area between 3/27- 4/15. Casting directors are looking for “men and women ages 18+ of all looks and ethnicities to work as extras during principal photography.”
If you so happen to reside in the Dallas area and be seen on-screen amidst your favorite killer puppet, studios are asking you to send resumes and head shots to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “PMLR EXTRAS.”