It’s been ten years since director Scott Glosserman’s darkly humorous meta slasher film Behind the Mask: The Rise of the Leslie Vernon made its limited theatrical debut. At the 10th anniversary retrospective at SXSW yesterday Glosserman announced some great news for fans: The long awaited sequel is finally getting made! Since the proposed film failed to get funding a few years ago, though, the creators have decided to go a different route and produce a fan-funded comic, instead.
“You’ve been dying to know what happened to Leslie Vernon after you saw him pop back up in the morgue during the end credits of Behind the Mask,” the Indiegogo campaign says, “and here’s your chance! The screenplay for our sequel, Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon is being transposed into a comic series and we are ready to unleash it on you, our fans!”
With art by Nathan Thomas Milliner and a story penned by screenwriter David J. Stieve years ago, the comic “spreemake” (sequel/prequel/remake) promises to be a worthy stand-in for the film we all want. As of this writing the campaign has raised $3,778 of its $18,000 goal to get the first three issues printed. Perks include autographed 1st edition copies, posters, and even the opportunity to be a character in the comics. Check out the Indiegogo right here.