The 1985 sci-fi film, Trancers, is a guilty pleasure of mine. It features Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson) travelling back in time from 2247 to 1985 in pursuit of his arch nemesis, Whistler, and his evil Trancers.
There were 6 films in the series and it appears there will be a seventh film out on DVD this September.
Trancers 1.5 or Trancers: City of Lost Angels, is a prequel / sequel to the original. As the time travel aspect involves Jack’s conciousness being projected back into one of his ancestors I assume Tim Thomerson will just be in a framing device for the story.
People can travel back in time by injecting themselves with a drug which allows them to take over the body of an ancestor. When Jack Deth arrives in 1985, he is in the body of his ancestor, a journalist; Whistler assumes control of his ancestor, a police detective; and Deth’s supervisor, McNulty, borrows the form of his own forebear, a young girl.
You can see some promotional artwork below which suggests Helen Hunt will also be in it. Full Moon often use archival footage so it remains to be seen if Hunt will be filming anything new for the film.
UPDATE: Stephen Wilson has informed me that it will be using footage from the unreleased 80’s anthology film Pulsepounders which is about 30 mins long.
How do you feel about the return of Jack Deth?
Source: Dread Central