Back in September, Screen Rant shared news that Halloween 3D, the third film in the new Halloween franchise, was dead in the water. At the time, word from The Weinstein Company was that the film was coming together too fast and they wanted to take more time on creating a movie that was not only good, but bankable. Now, we’ve gotten word from Bloody-Disgusting that Halloween 3D might be back on its feet, but not necessarily with the same writer or director on board.
According to BD, The Weinstein Company is actively seeking new pitches for the film and the franchise in general. While this doesn’t necessarily exclude the previous writer and director duo of Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier (who collaborated on My Bloody Valentine 3D) from being a part of the film, it definitely calls their involvement into question. While Farmer and Lussier wait it out, they are keeping plenty busy working on the action revenge flick, Drive Angry (3D), which stars Nicolas Cage.
If you were totally gung-ho about Farmer and Lussier, this news may be somewhat upsetting. Remember, of course, that there’s a good chance the duo will still be involved. Right now, I suspect Weinstein Co. is just feeling its options out and making sure that they have something solid before rushing into production (which is a smart move in a weak economy). If anything, hardcore horror fans should look on the bright side. At least you know that the Weinsteins haven’t forgotten about Michael Myers.
Speaking of old Mikey, since Weinstein Co. is looking for new pitches anyway, let’s open up this debate to all of you loyal Screen Rant readers. Where should the Halloween franchise go next? If you could pitch your version of Halloween 3D, would it be similar to the original Halloween 3? If you’ll recall the original series, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch actually had nothing to do with Michael Myers. I definitely do not think that’s the right decision, but that’s just one man’s opinion. What do you think?