If this isn't a joke then Charlie Band has officially lost his mind: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUSTIN BIEBER TO STAR IN PUPPET MASTER REMAKE AS YOUNG ANDRE TOULON LOS ANGELES, CA -March 31, 2014 - PUPPETMASTER, the celebrated 25 year-old horror/fantasy-film franchise from producer and Full Moon Features president Charles Band, has long been rumored to receive a large-scale, state-of-the-art remake. Today, Full Moon is finally ready to officially announce that the remake has in fact recently begun pre-production in partnership with a major independent studio (to be announced soon) and has already locked a huge - and unlikely -casting coup. It is with great excitement that Full Moon Features reveals that celebrated, multi-platinum selling pop sensation and media darling Justin Bieber has been cast in PUPPETMASTER as the young Andre Toulon, whose experiments with magic and marionettes yield lethal results. "I couldn't be more thrilled to have Justin on board," says Band, who has over 40 years in the film industry and hundreds of motion pictures under his storied belt. "The role of Toulon is iconic, horror cinema's original tortured artist and it was important we found an actor who could really sell the character during the early stages of his journey. Toulon is a young man who is in fact wise beyond his years and has seen it all. With all Justin has endured as of late in the press and elsewhere, we knew he would bring an authentic gravitas to the role that many other performers could not." Band continues, "but what really sold me on the idea of Justin appearing in our new, improved PUPPETMASTER picture, was his blistering performance on TV's CSI back in 2010. We watched those episodes on YouTube after Justin's audition and understood that this kid is the whole package, the real deal. We hope our collaboration with Justin on PUPPETMASTER will be one of many exciting Full Moon projects to come." PUPPETMASTER is scheduled for a 2015 release.