When WWE Studios first launched with a gory slasher film called See No Evil back in 2006, it seemed like a company that was destined to usher in a new golden age of schlocky, exploitive B-movies starring professional wrestlers. Not too long after, a parent company decree that everything with the WWE name on it should be PG and family friendly kind of robbed the whole venture of its teeth though. Gone were gory horror movies like See No Evil and cheesy actioners like The Condemned, and in their place were wacky comedies like Knucklehead and The Chaperone. This strategy was stupid, so thankfully WWE has recently been getting away from it by doing things like taking a stake in the production of The Call, which was a fairy successful thriller, and developing Leprechaun: Origins, which is sure to be delightfully twisted.
And today we got our best indication yet that WWE Studios might be going back to their original strategy of flooding the market with the sort of low-rent but charming grindhouse stuff that used to line the VHS racks of your local video store. Variety is reporting that they’re bringing back the star of See No Evil, Kane (Glenn Jacobs), and having him star in a sequel.
The film is set to be directed by the American Mary duo of Jen and Sylvia Soska, and according to the plot synopsis Variety provides, “Kane will return as the reclusive madman Jacob Goodnight, who rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell Hotel and goes after a group of medical students who fight to survive.”
Of course, as good as the news that WWE is getting back into the slasher game by letting Kane cut loose on another group of clueless young people is, there’s still a pretty big elephant in the room that has yet to be addressed. Now that they’re making a See No Evil sequel, can we finally get a dang cameo from Kane’s equally crazy brother The Undertaker? It’s about time they finally hashed out their old dispute over who could rip more teenage girls’ heads off in 60 seconds.