Dimension Films Slashes 'Halloween 3D' from a 2012 Release Date
It's a sad day for Michael Myers fans. Last we heard, pre-production on Halloween 3D was shut down by The Weinstein Company due to rumors of layoffs and the company essentially being out of money. What a difference a couple years can make, as the mini-major studio has grown back into a powerhouse to be reckoned with. Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, the guys behind My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry 3D, were hired to take over the franchise from Rob Zombie, and they even had a script ready to go, but now Shock Till You Drop reports the film has been removed from Dimension Films' 2012 calendar.
Insiders tell Shock that a new 3D version of Halloween is still a priority and they're fielding fresh pitches. I didn't even see Zombie's Halloween II because I heard such terrible things about it, but that was all the way back in 2009. The horror landscape has changed so much since then, since it's now all about the Paranormal Activity franchise and other low-budget found footage horror thrillers. The Halloween movies are iconic, sure, but they don't seem relevant right now. Maybe they'd be better off doing a 3D conversion of John Carpenter's original 1978 classic. Anyone disappointed?