AV CLUB: Steven Spielberg’s Hook is generally regarded as one of the director’s lesser efforts, except among those whose nostalgia for their youth are their own “happy thoughts”—a phrase that doesn’t make them automatically cringe with memories of a lisping fat boy being used as a bowling ball. But in an age when even MacGruber can be resurrected if you just believe hard enough, apparently, there is now a Hook prequel in the works centered on the skateboard-grinding, spiky-haired Lost Boy known as Rufio, provided you can accept in your heart the words of the guy who played him.
Dante Basco, crowed to Crave Online that he believes director Rpin Suwannath (currently attached to that previously reported “post-apocalyptic Zorro“) will finally help him tell the full story of Rufio, which would be based on a musical written as an ironic lark by L.A. sketch comedy troupe The Younger Statesmen.
Nevertheless, Basco, as he has with the chances of this actually getting made, has taken it very seriously: “These guys have a whole storyline of how he gets the Mohawk. The whole story’s crazy,” Basco said both of the compelling premise for the would-be movie and, unwittingly, of this entire news item.
Neither Spielberg nor Columbia is involved, this idea seems doomed to be crushed by those sad old pirates known as copyright lawyers.