Director Paul W.S. Anderson does not want to appear in the sequel to Event Horizon. Sequels and reboots are in vogue at the moment, since Event Horizon is reluctant to revisit old assets at nostalgia.
What is the history of Event Horizon?
After its first release in 1997, amid its interesting science fiction horror premise, Event Horizon starred Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill failed to pass the needle. Plagued by manufacturing delays and a significant decrease to the length of the film, the film has made a box office of just $26.7 million, less than half the movie budget. However, over the last two decades from the film’s release, a cult following for Event Horizon has grown, along with a need to find the photographs that ended up on the floor of the cutting room.
Anderson also seems to be on the periphery of this revived focus. The filmmaker said to Comic Book recently, “I didn’t ever want to go back to the universe of the Event Horizon.” Anderson was proud of the original product, despite his original idea due to studio conditions, while Paramount was at fault there.
The universe of Event Horizon is again circled into a new life, no matter whether Anderson wishes to be part of it or not. Paramount and Amazon allegedly started worked on a film-based Event Horizon TV series last year. The series will be directed by horror director Adam Wingard, who is currently working on Godzilla versus Kong, and will keep some of the original film producers; the schedule for this TV show will not exist.
Anderson, on his own, is quite busy. He is currently working on a fantasy adventure movie based on the video games series Monster Hunter which should be screened in the New Year. Earlier this year, he also got his third child with his partner, Milla Jovovich.
Had he entered Event Horizon’s future it would have been good to see, but his disinterest in this can only fuel the original 1997 film more curiosity. It may be helpful to get the initial pioneer on board with the future of the franchise, but Anderson seems perfectly happy right now with other ventures.
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