Winona Ryder may Trick R’ Treat in horror anthology sequel

New rumour floated that Dougherty sequel may have a “Stranger Things” actress attached


Last October, writer-director Michael Dougherty mentioned during a BeyondFest screening for his horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat (2009) that a sequel was inching forward.

While the Superman Returns co-writer was quick to point out that the film, which introduced audiences to the freaky ‘Sam’, wasn’t greenlit it was in “very active development.”

Now, according to industry insider DanielRPK, legendary actress and blossoming screen queen Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands) might be starring in it. He had no more than that.

If true, Ryder’s really emerging as a genre-film fave for big ticket film and series’ – what with Warner’s Beetlejuice 2 also said to be on the docket for her in the coming months.

As for Dougherty, whose other credits include Krampus and Godzilla : King of the Monsters, he had a proposal for a sequel to Superman Returns (2006) at one stage too- telling Moviehole a few years back that had it come to fruition, he would’ve pit Brandon Routh’s Superman against “Other Kryptonians”.

These Kryptonians “wouldn’t necessarily be evil right off the bat”, told Dougherty, “That’s too easy and cliché. I don’t think people just show up and they’re evil. In my mind, if the Kryptonians really were a space-faring race – which they obviously were – then it would only make sense that there would’ve been colonies and off-planet missions. So yeah, the possibility of other Kryptonians making their way to Earth seemed like a pretty big one in my mind.

“I think it’d be interesting to see how these other Kryptonians show up, land and have all these powers and [have to learn] how to adapt to them – when Clark got to grow up with [the powers]. Ya know… if you woke up with super powers tomorrow I think you’d have a pretty tough time adjusting to them”.

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