Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Halloween 3D gets a release date

There was a time when news of another Halloween film would have filled me with a dark kind of joy. Given that Halloween 3D is supposed to be a continuation of the story Rob Zombie ended in his Halloween 2 and will contain the component of three extra dollars, I'm less than jazzed.

Empireonline.com is reporting that the film is slated for an Oct. 28, 2012 release. No word yet on if director Patrick (My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry) Lussier and screenwriter Todd Farmer are still involved. The two were attached to the project a year or so ago but moved on to Drive Angry instead.

The plot, according to Lussier talking to MTV last year, picks up right after Zombie's Halloween 2 and strips the character back to his John Carpenter roots, whatever that means. And again, what's the point given Zombie's interpretation was finished.

This project stinks of pure greed on the part of the producers and studio, Dimension Films. I love the Halloween series, but feel Carpenter's and Zombie's stories have been told. Leave it alone.

But you know, if it does get made, I will be compelled to watch it like a moth drawn into the light.

4 comments:

  1. It'll be interesting to see how they continue it- since Laurie did a good number jabbing MM at the end. Or will they consider this to be a reboot?

    Either way, I won't see it in 3D... though I might watch it on DVD.

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  2. I know for a fact I'll watch it on DVD because I'm a completist. But I don't put much stock in it being great. I wonder what Rob Zombie thinks.

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  3. Maybe his feelings inspired him with the Woolite ad...

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