"There's been ongoing talk with MGM, they are keen on doing something with it," said Edward Chiodo.
It has been almost three decades since Killer Klowns From Outer Space released. Even after so many years, the popularity of the movie keeps increasing, and even now, fans wonder if we would be getting another installment from the movie. While the Chiodo Brothers have explained time and again that they are actively interested in continuing the series, no official announcement has been made. Recently, Edward Chiodo revealed that MGM studio is still interested to continue the series in some capacity, but because of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the talks have come to a halt. Chiodo has also said that while it is possible that the series might spawn more movies, he personally wants to see a TV series made out of it.
In an exclusive interview with Comicbook, he said, "There's been ongoing talk with MGM, they are keen on doing something with it, not only because of the constant sales of the DVDs and Blu-rays, the merchandising ... the new IT series that came out validated the love and fear of clowns and MGM realized they are sitting on the granddaddy of them all, in terms of the genre. But it's really finding the right place, the right tone. What does a Killer Klowns from Outer Space movie look like in 2020? There's a certain innocence that happened in 1987 where clowns were more universally loved than they are today, perhaps."
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Our monuments, our structures, covered in cotton candy.
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He added, "We've been in conversations on, really, all fronts. From a television series, which, personally, is one of the more exciting versions, because it gives us an opportunity to fully realize our 'Trilogy in Four Parts' concept. We follow new characters and some old characters over a really fun character arc that could be executed, we think, best in an hour-long TV format, but could also be adapted for a series of feature-length films to play out that scenario. So those are the types of ideas we're working with. We're really just working with MGM on a way to make that happen."
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Chiodo continued, "They're eager to make something happen. I can't say anything is active right now, especially in light of what's going on with the [coronavirus pandemic], but we're scheduled to have some conversations with them when we get through our projects right now. There's always a willingness on it. We're looking for new collaborators, perhaps. Maybe bring us a new perspective on what it could be like in 2020."
Last year, when Walt Disney Company acquired 20th Century Fox, there were some rumors that this deal might have impacted a Killer Klowns sequel. But Chiodo cleared the air saying, "The one thing I can definitely put to rest is this idea that it was somehow caught up in the Fox/Disney acquisition. As far as I know, I don't know officially, but I have it on pretty good authority that the Klown franchise was not swept up in that. MGM controls the rights on it. We've been in contact with them ... we have friends over there, we have people that we've been working with, bouncing ideas off of one another over time. I don't know where that one came from, it was odd, but, as far as I know, it was not swept up in that deal."
The filmmaker added, "The only possible link is, for a very short period of time when MGM was letting Sony do the video distribution, there was a Fox tie-in, so, maybe for a very brief period of time, Fox had some sort of link to the home video rights as a distributor. But, as far as I know, that's not the case. Right now, MGM has been a very good home for it. They get it, the people that are running the creative, the merchandising people certainly dig it, so it's in a good place right now. We're hoping something happens with it, we're hoping we're a part of it, and there will be more Klowns at some point. It would be fun to revisit it, but I'm content with where it is right now, too."
For those who don't know, Killer Klowns From Outer Space is an American science fiction horror comedy movie that is written, directed, and produced by the Chiodo Brothers. The movie stars Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, and John Vernon. It follows the story of a group of evil aliens who look like circus clowns and they arrive on Earth to capture, kill, and harvest the human population.