Any fan of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 is well aware of MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE, that plucky little movie that was…incredibly bad. Well, after 44 years it seems that the beloved MANOS is getting a sequel, according to the MST3K website.
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).
Should production continue, the film is set to be released in 2013. If the world doesn’t end in December of 2012, at least everyone will have something to look forward to!