In the 80s, many cult horror franchises were born - "A Nightmare on Elm Street", "Friday the 13th", "Hellraiser". At the same time, "Gremlins" and "Ghostbusters" enjoyed popularity with viewers, and the Critters movie series was lost against their background, although it included several films. But now she will move to television. According to Variety, Verizon is launching a series based on Critters for its go90 online service.|
The original movie hit theaters in 1986 and told about a family from Kansas, which was threatened by small and vicious alien creatures with sharp teeth, capable of tearing a person to shreds. The horror comedy even earned positive reviews from a number of critics and grossed $ 13 million at the box office with a budget of $ 2 million. Therefore, two years later, the sequel of the film went to the screens, but it failed to repeat the success of its predecessor, and the fate of "Critters" in big cinema was a foregone conclusion ... However, this did not prevent the producers from releasing the third part directly on video, where the young Leonardo DiCaprio appeared, and then the fourth, which took place in space.
It is reported that the upcoming project is called Critters: A New Binge ("Critters: New binge" *). In it, alien guests, already familiar to the audience, will return to Earth in search of a relative left here during one of the previous missions. The little monsters end up in Burbank, California, where they begin to threaten a group of schoolchildren and their families. It is not yet clear whether the plot of the new series will be related to the events of feature films.
The director of the project is Jordan Rubin ("Zombie Beavers"). He will also write the script for the show with John and Alya Kaplanov, and the production functions will be assigned to Rupert Harvey and Barry Opper, who worked on the original franchise.
* - preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: Critters will take over TV.