Rumor: Steve Miner Returning to Direct Halloween 3D in 2010?
So here's the deal. Over the weekend, the LA Times reported that The Weinstein Company was already starting development on another sequel to the Halloween series for the summer of 2010 that would be titled Halloween 3D. Even though the most recent Halloween 2 made $16 million over the weekend, apparently everyone hated it, mainly because Rob Zombie did some ridiculous things with it (here's a good 2/10 review). Now Bloody-Disgusting adds another detail into the mix - they got an email this morning claiming that Steve Miner would be returning for the sequel instead of Rob Zombie - which is actually great news.
Miner is an "old school" horror director responsible for Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 3, Halloween H20, and Lake Placid back in 1999, but has most recently been directing TV shows and straight-to-DVD crap like Jessica Simpson's Major Movie Star. From what I hear, though, fans (and non-fans alike) would rather have a B-rate director like Steve Miner return for the sequel than Rob Zombie, who would probably make it even worse than it already is. Remember, this is just a rumor at the moment. And after that lackluster opening weekend and even worse reviews, TWC is still deciding whether they even want to make another anyway.