The dream of the “Pushing Daisies”
movie is still alive and strong. After first revealing that he wanted to Kickstart a movie
back in March 2013, Bryan Fuller confirms to Zap2it
that he’s still fighting the good fight to resurrect his cult favorite ABC dramedy, which ended in 2009 after two seasons.
“We keep on going down several routes for it,” he admits during a phone interview. “We talked about Kickstarter, but Kickstarter takes so much money out, it takes a huge percentage out of the earnings, so with the amount that we’d have to raise through Kickstarter, we’d be paying them $4 million to just raise the money, and that’s money off the screen so the studio [Warner Bros.] nixed that.”
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With the Kickstarter option out of the way, Fuller found another potential route to bring his “Pushing Daisies” zombie movie
to the big screen.
“We found a producer that was interested in putting up enough money to make the movie, but then we didn’t know where we’d get the money to actually distribute the movie,” he admits. “It’s been an ongoing challenge of how to realistically shoot a film with studio support but outside of the studio system. That’s been the challenge with the ‘Pushing Daisies’ film. But we are absolutely trying to move forward.”
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Fortunately for audiences, the “Pushing Daisies” movie will have the original cast, which included the likes of Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Kristin Chenoweth and Chi McBride, back onboard when it does get made. “Everyone I’ve talked to in the cast would love to return. Particularly Lee is very excited about the possibility, and he’s so busy these days,” Fuller says. “You can’t walk into a movie theater without hitting a screen that he’s on.”
As for the “Pushing Daisies” musical
Fuller promised in February 2014, he says, “We are moving forward with the musical and continuing to develop that. We even tried to see if Netflix would be interested in a ‘lost season.'”
In one way or another, it seems Ned’s touch will bring “Pushing Daisies” back from the dead.