Earlier this year it was announced that Bill and Ted's own Alex Winter is set to direct a remake of the classic 1980's horror film, The Gate. You might remember the original starred a young Stephen Dorff, and follows three kids who accidentally unleash a nasty little group of demons from a hole in a backyard.
I loved this movie when I was a kid! I think I saw it 3 or 4 times in the theater and countless time on VHS. H20 Motion Pictures has recently released some storyboard art from the film from H.R. Giger who was a creature designer on the movie Alien. The creatures you see in the images below are pretty much exactly what they looked like in the original film, which is cool.
Here is the official stoy synopsis:
When best friends Miles and Terry discover a mysterious crystalline rock in Miles’s back yard, they quickly dig up the lawn in search of more. Instead, they unearth the Gate—the opening to an underground chamber containing terrifying evil. The teenagers soon realize the horror they have unleashed, as one dire event follows another. With supernatural fiends invading suburbia, it’s up to the kids to find the secret that will lock the Gate forever…if it’s not too late.
We've also heard that the film will be shot in 3D and some of the art you will see below demonstrates that with little demons leaping out at you and flying through the air.
Visual effects for The Gate will be delivered by the Frankfurt and Stuttgart studios of Pixomondo. Its recent credits include Niki Muellerschoen’s The Red Baron, Roland Emmerich’s 2012 and James McTeigue’s Ninja Assassin.
Check out the storyboard art below and tell us what you think!