Since the release of Captain
Kronos Vampire Hunter in 1974 there has been much speculation about the
possibility of a series of adventures. Creator Brian Clemens was supposedly keen
to do a series. With its proto-Buffy sensibilities it continues to be cited as
ripe for a makeover and updating.
It seems that Kronos is one of a
number of Hammer titles currently up for a remake. At a special event at the
Cine Lumiere in London today to celebrate the career of actor John Carson,
Carson discussed Brian Clemens' plans to remake Captain Kronos. According
to Carson (and supported by fellow co-star Caroline Munro), Brian Clemens
discussed the remake with them at a lunch during the week. Further details were
not forthcoming, but Munro did suggest that the two original stars would be
available should they want a couple of old codgers...
Whilst they didn't specify Hammer
involvement, it is understood that Hammer own the Kronos property
outright (as evidenced by the masses of Kronos memorabilia amongst the
licensed merchandise in recent years), and Kronos is widely regarded as
one of Hammer's strongest catalogue properties, so is likely to come through the
newly revived brand.
We'll bring you further details as