Is there a sequel to Night of the Comet on it's way?
10th Sep 05
Surely this can't be right? A sequel to cheesy 80s post-apocalyptic flick Night of the Comet, over 20 years after it's original release? Well, apparently it is, as AICN have reported that there is currently a sequel to cult 80s hit Night of the Comet featuring the same cast and the same director underway.
Night of the Comet II (original titling there!) is set to be produced by Kelli Maroney (with Charlie Mason for Ride the Rail Entertainment), who starred in the original as Sam (the little girl with the big gun) and she also will reprise her role in the sequel. So, remember, never cross against the red light...
Here's more from the official press release;
The original film, long unavailable on DVD or video, was written and directed by Thom Eberhardt, and starred Maroney, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Geoffrey Lewis and Catherine Mary Stewart, some of whom will reprise their original roles.
“I’m thrilled to be able to bring this one back,” said Maronrey, dropping into character as Sam the Cheerleader. “Like, what’s up with it not being out there? I’m so sure it totally has to be…”
In the original Night of the Comet, a comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls (Maroney and Stewart) to fight evil flesh-eating zombies who survive the disaster. The zombies are led by mad scientists Lewis and Woronov. The girls hook up with a friendly truck driver (Beltran) and survive, presumably to repopulate the Earth.
The original film was financed by the Film Development Fund and released domestically by Atlantic Releasing Corp, Paramount, and CBS-Fox Video.