BEYOND A JOKE!
At the junket for FEAR DOT COM, which opens today, Jeffrey Combs told Fango that he would 'probably, probably be on a plane next week' headed for Barcelona to shoot BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR.
'The premise of it is that Dan Cain turned state's evidence and Herbert West has been in prison this whole time,' explains Combs. 'But, on the night that he was taken by the police at the end of the last movie, there was a young boy in a camp-out in his backyard, and without giving too much away, I, surreptitiously dropped some of my fluid ? not my bodily fluid ? my re-animating fluid on the ground before I'm put into the police car. So, this boy ? you jump-cut and he's now grown and has gone to medical school and has pulled some strings to be assigned to be the physician at the prison so that he can connect up with the infamous Dr. West and get to the bottom of what exactly this is.'
After two movies and so many years later, audiences can rest assured that only one thing is still on West's mind. 'I think Herbert is something of a guy who just doesn't change, frankly,' Combs admits. 'I think he's in a relentless pursuit of whatever it is and I think it's just a matter of overcoming whatever obstacles are in front of him, so needless to say, though he's in prison, I still think he's pursuing new avenues of his work and has new theories on how he can improve upon on what he's trying to do. On the other hand, what I want to explore is there has to be a certain element of frustration and anger at being incarcerated for so long ? unjustly, I might add!'
Joining Jeffrey Combs in the movie will be Danny Nucci (Combs said that it was the kid who boarded the Titanic with DiCaprio in TITANIC and I believe that actor was indeed Danny Nucci, who was also in FIRESTARTER 2: REKINDLED) playing the young doctor. As for its chances to be seen on the big screen stateside (particularly after the quite good DAGON was unjustly denied a theatrical release), but Combs remains optimistic. 'I think it's theatrical in some places in the world, certainly Spain, but U.S., that's what Brian's hope is, that it would get a theatrical release, but whether or not it will is up to how good it is, I guess,' Combs says.
Courtesy of Fangoria