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Writer Trent Haaga's faith in a sequel to the weird, provoking and ultimately pretty great DEADGIRL has run empty, so he's made its screenplay available to those bummed on the news.
In his blog (pointed to by Shock), Haaga hints that some serious "creative differences" are barring DEADGIRL 2 from ever coming to fruition, explaining the second film was to be about a young woman who finds the the eponymous creature and in lieu of a sexual plaything, uses her for revenge tactics.
He writes: "There was some hoopla about a year ago about the fact that DEADGIRL 2 was being talked about. I'm not going to get into all of the terrible particulars that killed the project, but needless to say the outcome wasn't pretty and I don't think that a sequel will ever get made. It certainly won't get made with my participation. And it's probably the best that it remain this way."
"But I did write a script for it. I always saw the original DEADGIRL as a condemnation of misogyny as opposed to being misogynous - the boys were the monsters, not the "monster" of the title. But a lot of people didn't see it that way. My idea for the sequel was to try and tell a story from the point of view of a female outcast and what would happen if she found the DEADGIRL this time ... instead of using the DEADGIRL for the impetus of her sexual fantasies, what if she used the DEADGIRL for her revenge fantasies instead? I also wanted to put the story back into the "really small rural town" where the first one was supposed to take place (we shot the first movie in Los Angeles and while it looks a lot like "anytown," it didn't capture that economic desperation that I was hoping for ... desperation that would have added to the boys bizarre and angry choices). What I ended up writing could maybe be described as PRECIOUS meets THE PIT with a zombie attack dog."
I'm in complete agreement on Haaga's assessment on the intentions and merits of DEADGIRL. It's a film I really admire and am excited to see what he may have had in store. You can check out all he had to say at the above link and check out the script for DEADGIRL 2 right here.
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