By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The reboot of Charles Band’s classic ’90s franchise will be graced with music by a composer responsible for some of the great Italian horror scores of the ’70s and ’80s.
RUE MORGUE has learned that Fabio Frizzi, who crafted the soundtracks to Lucio Fulci’s THE PSYCHIC, ZOMBIE, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD/THE GATES OF HELL and THE BEYOND, among many other movies, is doing the honors on PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH. Directed by Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund from a script by S. Craig Zahler, the film stars Thomas Lennon, Jenny Pellicer, Charlyne Yi and genre veterans Udo Kier, Barbara Crampton and Michael Paré; now it has another horror legend on board. “A note to every horror moviemaker: seek out the legendary maestro Fabio Frizzi to score your movie,” producer Dallas Sonnier tells us. “Our total reimagining of PUPPET MASTER is now the best-sounding gonzo, gory, gruesome horror/comedy of all time thanks to Fabio.“
We also heard from Frizzi, who says, “I am so happy and honored that Dallas Sonnier and S. Craig Zahler involved me in their film. For me, it is the best to work for people who love cinema and live it as a great passion. And my horror blood, thanks to them, has returned to flow on this project.”
Sonnier also informs us that he’s been working with original composer Richard Band to update and revise his classic PUPPET MASTER theme, but can’t confirm yet how it will be used. Stay tuned for further updates!