Boils and ghouls, here's a 'Tales from the Crypt' update for you
When I spoke with Crypt Keeper voice John Kassir back in January, the actor and comedian confirmed that he had not been contacted by producers of TNT's forthcoming revival to reprise the character -- seeming to confirm rumors that the pun-loving ghoul would not be a factor on the new series. And yet producer M. Night Shyamalan appeared to defy those reports during a roundtable at this weekend's WonderCon, where he told reporters that some version of the character will appear on the potential series (via /Film). Here's the quote, you ready?
Reporters: Will there be a Crypt Keeper be on the new Tales from the Crypt?
Shyamalan: "There will."
Of course, that doesn't mean the new series will feature the same Crypt Keeper that we all fell in love with back in the '90s. The rotting puppet voiced by Kassir is actually owned by the producers of the HBO series, and Shyamalan and co. would need to secure the rights to the character before bringing him back. It simply means that we can expect some version of the undead host to emerge in the reboot. The form that he (or she?) will take remains an open question.