With franchises and properties from the past constantly being rebooted in the world of pop culture – there’s even a new “Punky Brewster” series on the way! – it’s somewhat of a surprise that we haven’t seen a live-action Cheech & Chong feature since back in 1984, which saw the release of The Corsican Brothers. Especially since both Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are still active in the business, with Chong appearing in two films in early 2020 alone: Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot and Richard Stanley’s Color Out of Space.
The latter film brings Chong into the world of horror, and in a chat with Movie Web this week, the lovable stoner icon indicated that he’s writing a… Cheech & Chong horror movie?!
“I’ve been trying to write a Cheech and Chong horror movie,” Chong told the site.
He continued, “Every comedy team before they broke up, they always had a horror movie. Abbott and Costello Halloween. Abbott and Costello meet the monster. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, they had one. Everybody has a horror movie. So I always wanted to do a horror movie. In fact, we did a reunion tour movie and I wanted to make that a horror movie but I didn’t have the clout that I once had with Cheech, so I couldn’t talk him into it. It’s a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it. Like Get Out, I like that approach to it.”
But above all else, the 81-year-old actor/comedian is focused on “staying comfortable and high.” And he told Movie Web that he doubts the horror movie will ever be made.
For now you can enjoy Tommy Chong in Color Out of Space, releasing this weekend.