Patrick Lussier, director of My Bloody Valentine 3D and editor of a ton of Wes Craven movies, (including the Scream series) has been apparently chatting with Dimension Films about directing the upcoming Halloween 3D, which is supposedly due out in the summer of 2010.
Rob Zombie (The Devil's Rejects) had taken on directing responsibilities for the 2007 Halloween reboot and Halloween II which is in theaters now. Bob Weinstein (co-head of the Weinstein Co., parent corporation of Dimension Films) recently let it be known that Zombie won't be directing Halloween 3D, despite the fact that the film is set to pick up right where Halloween II left off.
Halloween 3D is the eleventh film in the horror franchise, which dates back to 1978 with the original Halloween under director John Carpenter. The franchise has centered around the fictional (and doggedly murderous) character of Michael Myers, who goes on rampage after rampage - after rampage after rampage - on Halloween night. The franchise has grossed more than $300MM worldwide.
Halloween 3D will join the Iron Man (allegedly) and Toy Story franchises - among others - in the salon of 3D makeovers. A knife covered in blood sounds like the perfect object to be seen jutting out beyond the movie screen to me (but then again I have yet to see My Bloody Valentine 3D, so I have yet to be jaded by cheesy 3D horror gimmicks).
Aaannyway, it's interesting that Halloween 3D hasn't received an official green-light, yet the studio is already scouting directors? After what many considered a lackluster follow up from Zombie (including SR's Kofi Outlaw) - and with the the box office returns for Halloween II looking slimmer and slimmer as the weeks go on, no doubt the Weinsteins will be thinking long and hard about the man (or woman) to helm the next installment.
Our friends over at Bloody-Disgusting dug up this bit of information, go check 'em out for a little more on it. Or if you're in the mood to ponder and share, who would you like to see directing Halloween 3D?
Source: Bloody Disgusting