Back in 2010, well before ‘The Cabin In The Woods’ captured film festival audiences with their diagnosis of horror movie tropes, another movie called ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil’ came along and took a more tongue and cheek approach than Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Starring Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine, the movie follows two best friends who intend on spending a relaxing vacation at their run down mountain house, but they are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of college kids. When one of the kids gets injured, the boys try to help, but the misunderstandings keep piling up alongside the bodies. To give you a better idea of the feel of this movie, here’s the trailer:
While it never really broke through to the mainstream, it has since gained a cult following. So much so that the film’s stars have started appearing together at various conventions to meet and greet fans. Recently, the pair ventured to Horrorhound in Cincinnati, Ohio and they made an announcement regarding the future of their lovable characters.
During their panel, Tudyk shared that he never thought a sequel would come to fruition. In fact, at this year’s South By Southwest, he told members of the press that it wasn’t happening, but then he received an interesting email from the producers bearing some very good news. You can check out how the star learned that ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil 2’ is currently in development in the video below from Bigger Show:
Even though this may not seem like the most official announcement, as Tudyk said, since this news was coming from the producers rather than a director or a writer, chances are higher of this thing actually getting off the ground. However, the stars made themselves perfectly clear that they won’t sign on if the film is bad because of how protective they’ve become of Tucker and Dale, which is always a great thing to hear.
I’m a huge fan of ‘Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil’ and it’s horror/farce antics, and if the two stars deem the sequel worthy, I would love to see those characters grace the big screen again. How about you? Would you be in favor of Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine reprising their roles for a sequel to the 2010 festival darling? Share your thoughts in the comment section.