Sequel to sci-fi cult classic The Man From Earth in the works

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May 31, 2016

A sequel to The Man From Earth is in the works. Released back in 2007, it became an acclaimed cult sci-fi movie thanks in part to the Internet and peer-to-peer networks.

According to Deadline, the original movie’s director, Richard Schenkman, is returning to helm the sequel from a screenplay he co-wrote alongside Emerson Bixby, the son of the late Jerome Bixby, the legendary sci-fi author who penned the original film. Titled The Man From Earth: Holocene, the movie sees Vanessa Williams, Sterling Knight, Brittany Curran, Carlos Knight and Akemi join original cast members David Lee Smith in the titular role, and William Katt.

The Man From Earth had an intriguing premise in that the story centered on John Oldman, a man who claims to be a Cro-Magnon who's lived for more than 14,000 years and is always moving on after 10 years in order to keep his secret hidden. The movie follows Oldman during his farewell party as a departing university professor as he engages -- in the course of an evening -- in conversations with his fellow university peers.

There are no details about the new film besides the fact that shooting will begin in June with a release date scheduled for sometime in 2017. However, there might be in a clue in the fact that "Holocene" referes to the era that covers the last 11,700 years or so of Earth's history since the end of the last Ice Age. 

Are you looking forward to a sequel to The Man From Earth, or is it one sequel too many?


(via Deadline)

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