He discusses the 'development hell' he endured up to that point and his opinion of the folks at Shooting Gallery. Here is the portion of the interview that dealt with "Strangeland 2:"
BULLZ-EYE: What's the status of "Strangeland 2?" I know it's been high priority for you, but have you heard any rumblings from any studios who are ready to do it yet?
DEE SNIDER: No. I'm really in a bad place with "Strangeland 2." I've run into so many obstacles. I'm at that point now where I'm going, "Can I even take a hint? Am I capable of taking a hint?" It was green-lit back in…1998? Well, right after the first one came out, anyway. But we started working on the script, we started looking for directors, and then the company that did it – The Shooting Gallery – they were indicted by the federal government for an Enron-like situation. Their CFO was arrested.
DS: All properties were seized, and I spent seven years in the courts, just getting my creative properties, because the government just takes everything, and they dissolve everything. And during that time, everybody and their mother was going, "Oh, man, if you ever get that back, we'd love to do it, we'd love to do it, we'd love to do it!" And, then, it was like all the girls who want to date you when you're going out with someone else. "Hey, I'm available!" "Uh, not a good time. Yeah, we're not doing that anymore. Torture films are out." And, then, after that, I had a deal for an extended DVD release of the first "Strangeland" with Lionsgate, and then the frigging director who fucked it up the first time (John Pieplow) wielded his Director's Guild right to first re-edit. We wanted to do an extended DVD and call it the Dee-rector's cut, but I won't let the guy near it, and it scared off Lionsgate, because they don't wanna get fucking involved with the Director's Guild. So I'm right at this point right now where I'm, like, y'know what? (Sighs) Maybe I should just let it go. I'll put a sign on my website that says, "Y'got $10 million? Give me a call. I've got the script ready to go, Robert Englund's attached, I'm attached. If somebody's serious and wants to make it, call me. But don't call me 'til you're ready to hand the check over."