It’s going on 10 years (!) since the world was first introduced to Tucker, Dale, and their hillbilly ways. And yet, budding horror enthusiasts have been left wanting for a sequel ever since.
There is, however, still light at the end of the long, meandering tunnel, as the film’s star, Tyler Labine recently told Broke Horror Fan (h/t ComicBook.com) that there’s a plan in place for Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil 2. It’s not a sequel, per se, but more of a follow-up set in the same universe.
Indeed, from the following comment, we can assume that Tucker and Dale may well expand onto television in the not-so-distant future, as Labine and co-star Alan Tudyk look to keep the cult horror movie alive more than nine years after its initial release.
We’re working on something right now. I wouldn’t call it a film sequel, but the story is not done being told. I can’t really tell you much, but we’re in development with a couple things right now. Things are looking pretty good. [Co-star] Alan [Tudyk] and I are both still on board, along with [director/co-writer] Eli [Craig]. We’re just trying to line up a few pieces. It’s just a matter of timing. We’re going to get something to the fans, because that’s really the only reason we want to do it. No one’s getting rich off this thing [laughs]. Alan and I have always been like, ‘Whatever we do has to be for the people that stuck with it and made it what it is.’ That’s all the fans. Hopefully something will come to fruition.
More Tucker and Dale? Yes, please. Hell, we’d even go so far as to say that the 2009 original didn’t get nearly enough love and praise for its clever subversion of age-old horror tropes. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil may not be on the same level as, say, Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, but it’s still a wildly entertaining horror-comedy packed with laughs and moments of gratuitous gore. And isn’t that exactly what we want more of?
We’ll have all the Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil intel for you right here as this long-rumored sequel continuation begins to take the formative steps into development. Labine was quick to caution that these plans are by no means final, as there are many questions yet to be answered – financing, release schedule, etc. Nevertheless, this is an exciting first step in the right direction.