The next chapter in the PM saga is scheduled for this fall and the best part...creator Charles Band is set to direct!:
"Veteran genremeister Charles Band has been shepherding the PUPPET MASTER franchise for over two decades now, and heís taking an even more active role in the latest entry, PUPPET MASTER X: AXIS RISING. Read on for the scoop.
Fango got the word that for the very first time in the seriesí history, Band will be pulling the puppet strings himself, directing PUPPET MASTER X, which will begin shooting in Los Angeles soon for a targeted fall release. The film is a follow-up to the previous China-lensed PUPPET MASTER: AXIS OF EVIL, though the storyline directly continues that of PUPPET MASTER III: TOULONíS REVENGE, the Nazi Germany-set entry directed by David DeCoteau that is widely considered the seriesí high-water mark. This time, classic killer playthings Blade, Jester, Pinhead, Leech Woman and Tunneler (which are being resculpted for this entry for the closest possible fidelity to their original incarnations) confront four new villainous toys, including Blitzkrieg and Bombshell (pictured below), plus two more to be revealed soon."