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Halloween 3D Gets A Release Date
But is there a film yet?

21 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Shock Till You Drop / Box Office Mojo

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Halloween 3D Gets A Release Date

The next instalment in the Halloween franchise was back-burnered for a while, but Michael Myers is apparently now charging ahead with his knife raised once again. Halloween 3D has just been given a release date of October 26 next year.

The question is, what's the movie? There's no clue so far as to who may be directing or which script is being used. The version that was previously alive in 2009 was all-systems-go with the Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine team of Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, but last we heard they were otherwise occupied on the Hellraiser reboot.

If we're looking at a different director using Lussier and Farmer's script, then Halloween 3D will pick up directly after Rob Zombie's sequel. Lussier explained to MTV last year that "The film we wrote took place like the next frame after Rob's ended, and immediately went into stripping Michael Myers back to his John Carpenter roots. You then pick up the story a year later, as Halloween rolls round again and everyone's back in the fray."

Later he lamented to Screenrant that "We were very excited about the script we wrote, and [Halloween franchise owner] Malek Assad was very excited, and we loved him and we'd love to make the movie with him. But it's up to the grown-ups who are above our pay-grade."

Halloween 3D was initially pulled so that Lussier and Farmer could concentrate on Drive Angry. Does the same fate await Hellraiser, in favour of Halloween?* And would it be a no-win situation for the pair? Everyone hated Zombie's Part II for trying something different, but just wait for the complaints if the franchise now retreats into doing nothing new at all... 

All speculation obviously, but we can probably confidently predict that this Halloween 3 will involve Michael Myers, and won't feature an evil toymaker and a really annoying song. More details are no doubt imminent...

*A long time ago there were plans for a Pinhead vs. Michael Myers film. Could it be... are they... surely not... no.


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Your Comments

Why?
Speaking as a Halloween fan since birth I am just weary to read any news of any plan to make a sequel to the series. In my opinion I say that they should just let it go and do something original. Michael Myers to me is the best slasher ever and to do what they did to the character and the franchise with the last one makes me miserable. For the sake of the original film have enough respect to just stop making garbage. More

Posted by Ankhenaten91 at 20:19 on 21 June 2011 | Report This Post

I enjoyed the Zombie ones (apart from the 'swearing=gritty' vibe they both had), but if you're going to continue the story right after Zombie's H2 and then go off on something completely different, you might as well just reboot it. More

Posted by UTB at 13:57 on 21 June 2011 | Report This Post

Myers 3D
If they're going to make a third film then they should totally disregard the Zombie turkeys. That asshole should never be allowed near a studio again. It's about time cinema's greatest masked killer is given a worthy re-boot. More

Posted by lycanthrope at 12:35 on 21 June 2011 | Report This Post


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