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EXCL: “PUPPETMASTER” Remake Scores Unlikely Lead; Teaser Poster Revealed

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PUPPETMASTER, the celebrated, albeit spotty, 25 year-old horror/fantasy-film franchise from Full Moon Features has long been rumored to receive a large-scale, state-of-the-art remake. Today, Full Moon is finally ready to officially announce that the remake has in fact recently begun pre-production in partnership with a major independent studio (to be announced soon) and has already locked a huge—and unlikely—casting coup.

The non-puppet male lead of the big budget redux will be none other than pop star, and notorious media darling, Justin Bieber. Bieber will play the young Andre Toulon, whose experiments with magic and marionettes yield lethal results.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Justin on board,” says Full Moon honcho Charles Band. “The role of Toulon is iconic, horror cinema’s original tortured artist and it was important we found an actor who could really sell the character during the early stages of his journey. Toulon is a young man who is in fact wise beyond his years and has seen it all. With all Justin has endured as of late in the press and elsewhere, we knew he would bring an authentic gravitas to the role that many other performers could not.”

PUPPETMASTER is scheduled for a 2015 release.

For more on the film and exclusive behind-the-scenes as the production amps up, on-set videos visit Full Moon Streaming.

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Chris Alexander
Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
  • Daniel Scheper

    pk they just ruined one of my horror favorites…needless to say i will NOT be watching this one.

  • WalkingDead

    APRIL FOOL’S!

  • Rick Winger

    Please tell me this is Fangoria or Charles Bands version of a April Fool’s day joke!

  • George White

    Give it 20 years! If its good enoughfor every other has-been teen idol….

  • amyo34

    oh myyyy is this a joke????

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  • Adam Corbeil

    This better be an April Fool’s joke or I shall sell my entire Charles Ban collection

  • btb

    Is Aaron Carter gonna have leeches on his chest lol

  • Jester

    wait it’s april fool’s day this must be a joke!

  • Lord Elric

    “Thumbs Up”

  • Ernie Prado

    I really hope this is an April Fool’s joke…….

  • Argyle

    This better be an April Fool’s joke or Full Moon Features will be Eclipsed!!!!

  • Mark Priest

    If this isnt april fools then its the end of fullmoon for good!

  • Eric Freberg

    Obviously an April fools joke, but if they ever did do a remake of the films, i hope they go back to the first couple of films and use stop motion, and rod puppets ect… i hate cheap looking digital effects re used footage from older films of them running around.

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  • Jason Parker

    I don’t think Charles Band could even get the money together to bond a star like Bieber.

  • Matthew

    If Justin Bever is doing this Charles Band is so stuped for doing this and nobody is going to watch this

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