Patrick Lussier to Continue the Horror in Halloween 3-D
by Ethan Anderton
September 7, 2009
Just last week we threw a rumor your way stating that Halloween franchise veteran director Steve Miner might be returning to the director's chair for a continuation of the series reboot started by Rob Zombie. All the more interesting was the mention that the third installment would bring Michael Myers back to the cinema in glorious 3-D this time. Well it turns out we were half right. Halloween 3-D will indeed be hitting theaters next year, but Variety reports it will be My Bloody Valentine 3-D director Patrick Lussier writing and directing another night of fright with Michael Myers instead of Rob Zombie or Steve Miner.
While, personally, I think that Steve Miner could've potentially brought the real Michael Myers back from the trainwreck that Rob Zombie steered him into with Halloween II, Lussier probably isn't a terrible choice either. Almost all of his experience (both as a director and more extensively as an editor) has been in the horror genre. And as an editor I'm sure he picked up a trick or two while working with Wes Craven on the Scream trilogy or with Guillermo Del Toro on Mimic.
Much of my reservation now comes from the use of 3-D in an established franchise. I can understand using it to bring a new audience to a horror remake (My Bloody Valentine), but here it seems like even more of a gimmick and I'm not sure that horror films will ever be able to use 3-D in a way that immerses you the way something like Coraline or Avatar does. But obviously with The Final Destination in 3-D taking the box office two weeks in a row (with arguably weak competition), I'm sure The Weinstein Company is hoping that 3-D will help fill seats again and make up for the lackluster performance of Rob Zombie's Halloween II.