Hands up, TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL fans. Consider your day made: a sequel is in the works. Sure, there’s been mention of a follow-up to the comedy gore-fest as far as back as the original’s release, with director Eli Craig revealing the following:
‘We have a treatment for TUCKER & DALE GO TO YALE. For us, it’s like a DUSK TILL DAWN-type thing, where there’s all these sort of demented people in college that Tucker and Dale have to figure out how to survive.’
But now the words have come straight from the mouths of principal cast members Tyler Labine (Dale) and Alan Tudyk (Tucker) themselves. In a recent interview with Fangoria, Labine said that the pieces are beginning to fall into place for the sequel:
‘What I can say on the record is this: Eli Craig, Alan and I have been talking quite a bit. Our producers from the [first] movie have been lining things up, as far as trying to secure a budget, and we’re trying to make sure we don’t put together a piece-of-shit sequel by rushing into it, but also trying to do it in a timely fashion, because we know now would be a good time to get things rolling. That being said, nothing is greenlighted yet.’
Sadly, Labine refused to spill any early plot details, but did say that the sequel would avoid repeating the first film:
‘The throughline of the first movie was the concept of miscommunication and misunderstanding. We want to take that idea and use it as the common ground for this movie again, but make the tropes and the jokes totally new so it’s not the same gags as the first movie, because I wouldn’t want to watch that. We’re going to make sure we don’t do that, and not just capitalize off whatever worked in the original, which is a common pitfall that a lot of sequels fall into.’
Labine and Tudyk also attended a HorrorHound panel in Cincinnati last week where they revealed that the sequel was in the works:
Here’s hoping that TUCKER & DALE GO TO YALE is still on the cards, as the title alone sounds as hilarious as the first film. Stay tuned to THN for more info on the TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL sequel.