Bob Weinstein, head of The Weinstein Company with his brother Harvey, has announced to the LA Times that they are already developing a third chapter in the re-booted Halloween franchise, that they will be calling Halloween 3-D — a loving tip o’ the cap to ’80s horror threequels.
Shock rocker turned film maker Rob Zombie directed the first two movies in the resurrected franchise, but decided a while back that Halloween II (which opened this weekend) would be his last work in this world. Not to waste any time at all, the Weinsteins say that they already have another director lined up and in-negotiations, who does have experience with horror movies, and has an entirely new vision for Michael Myers — which means this may already be an whole new reboot within the reboot.
Horror has always loved 3-D technology, whether it was Friday the 13th 3-D or Jaws 3-D in the ’80s, or those who use the new and improved 3-D like the My Bloody Valentine remake and this weekend’s The Final Destination. Fittingly enough, the newest Final Destination beat out Halloween II in this weekend’s box office battle, so the jump to 3-D is quite predictable.
Do you care if more Halloween movies are made, and if Rob Zombie is involved or not? Who would you like to see replace him?
If I’m putting my money on anyone out there, it’ll be Darren Lynn Bousman of Saw fame. You watch.