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DEADGIRL was a terrifically strong and challenging little piece of horror that doesn’t necessarily need a sequel, but it seems a good portion of its fans are clamoring for one. Writer Trent Haaga is insinuating they’ll be disappointed.
Updating the world via his blog in reaction to a recent report that DEADGIRL 2 was moving ahead, Haaga had this to say:
“Anyone who reads this blog knows that I wrote the DEADGIRL 2 script almost a year ago. And although I did write the script in response to some of the accusations of misogyny in the first, it’s NOT about girls finding a dead boy…
“Regardless, if there ever is a DEADGIRL 2, I won’t end up being involved in it (although I suspect that some elements that I introduced may end up getting stolen—if that happens, things will end up getting messy and full of lawyers and I don’t look forward to that)…I don’t want to go into detail here, but there’s been a creative schism in the DEADGIRL partnership and only one of us has the rights to the words DEADGIRL 2 … and since I’m only the writer and the guy who dreamt up the whole thing to begin with, you KNOW that person isn’t me. Personally, at this point, I’d like to see DEADGIRL 2 NEVER happen … I’d prefer to keep the first one the classic it is and move on with my career.
“But I can tell you that if I hear that a DEADGIRL 2 is going into production, you’ll be able to come to this blog and download my original unproduced script here for FREE, just like I did with the first one. For now, however, it’s going to stay buried (just like the title character should be)…”
It might be a good thing that the first remains the bizarre and freaky film it is, but it’s always a shame to hear of rifts and creative divides.
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