Yes, you read that headline right.
After being roasted in one of the most memorable episodes of “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” “Manos: Hands of Fate” is getting a sequel.
The official site for MST3K announced the film.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
We first met this guy (his real name is Rupert) two years ago at ComicCon. Even back then, we were very impressed with how REALLY into character he was. Believe me, we can relate to somebody being really INTO a particular pop culture phenomenon.
Well, since then, it seems that he’s only gotten more into it. He returned to ComicCon last year. And, last month, he posted this really funny video.
He will again be roaming the aisles of ComicCon this year. And this week he announced that he will be joined by none other than… The Master! He posted this video to announce it. (Note the interesting spin they are putting on The Master character — he is a manipulator of hands, or “manos”).
You can see there’s some wit — and some film-making talent — there, so we were delighted to hear that Rupert et al are now in the planning stages of creating a sequel to “Manos: The Hands of Fate.”
Even more exciting is that he has been in touch with some of the surviving cast members — and family members of cast members — from the original film, and is charming them back in front of the camera. One who has agreed to be in it is Jackey Raye Neyman Jones (Debbie from original movie, RL daughter of The Master, Tom Neyman).
The movie would open in 2013 if all goes according to plan.
Sounds like Mike and the bots may need to come out of retirement.
Oh and check out the videos linked from the MTS3K site at your own risk (mainly to your sanity…)