Clint Howard has written a script for a sequel to Ice Cream Man with the original film’s director and is working to get it into production
Clint Howard – son of Rance, brother of Ron, uncle of Bryce, etc. – has been acting since he was a child, and over the decades has racked up over 250 credits, from Star Trek and The Andy Griffith Show to The Wraith, Carnosaur, Ticks, Little Nicky, Apollo 13, a couple Silent Night, Deadly Night sequels, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, 3 from Hell, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. You’ve almost certainly seen him around. His most recent credit was in the Nicolas Cage film The Old Way… and one of his most popular roles came in the 1995 horror comedy Ice Cream Man (watch it HERE). Ice Cream Man has developed a strong cult following in the years since its release, and Howard is aiming to bring the audience more killer ice cream man action. He took to Instagram to reveal that he recently got some collaborators together for a reading of the Ice Cream Man sequel script!
There aren’t any details available on the project at this time, but the video on Howard’s Instagram account reveals that he has written the script for the sequel – simply titled Ice Cream Man – with Norman Apstein, the director of the original film.
Apstein directed the ’95 Ice Cream Man from a screenplay by David Dobkin and Sven Davison. The film had the following synopsis: Poor Gregory. After being released from the Wishing Well Sanatorium, all he wants to do is make the children happy. So Gregory reopens the old ice cream factory, and all the unappreciative brats are reprocessed into the flavor of the day.
Howard was joined in the cast by Justin Isfeld, Anndi McAfee, JoJo Adams, Mikey LeBeau, Sandahl Bergman, Andrea Evans, Steve Garvey, Olivia Hussey, Doug Llewelyn, Lee Majors II, David Naughton, Jan-Michael Vincent, David Warner, and Tori Welles.
This isn’t the first time talk of an Ice Cream Man sequel has been stirred up – in fact, there was a shockingly unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign that tried to raise funds for the film nine years ago. But here’s hoping that it can actually be made this time around.
Are you a fan of Ice Cream Man, and are you glad to see that Clint Howard is taking steps toward getting a sequel into production? Let us know by leaving a comment below – and while you’re scrolling down, check out the Instagram video where Howard reveals a stack of blood-splattered scripts.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/ice-cream-man-sequel/