In 2009, the same year that Rob Zombie unleashed the sequel to his Halloween reboot, pre-production began on a third installment, which was to see Michael Myers make his debut in three-dimensions. A script was penned by Jason X writer Todd Farmer and his My Bloody Valentine 3D collaborator Patrick Lussier was attached to direct, but it wasn’t long before the project fell completely off the radar, with various issues prompting the Weinsteins to drop it from their priorities list.
It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything about the film and today comes the unexpected news out of Cannes that the Weinstein Company has once again set their sights on making it happen, and bringing Michael Myers back to the screen. The news, exclusively reported by Bloody Disgusting, indicates that the plan is still to go 3D with the sequel, but that’s just about all we know, at the present time.
No word yet on whether Halloween 3D will be a direct sequel to Zombie’s films or a fresh new reboot, though we do know that Farmer’s original script picked up directly after the events of Halloween 2. Of course, it’s likely that a different direction will be taken than was originally planned back in 2009, and I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see the Weinsteins completely reboot the franchise, after the less than enthusiastic fan reaction to what Zombie did with the sequel. Remaking remakes seems to be the new trend, after all.
As long as it’s not found footage, right?!