Halloween 3 Could Still Happen Say Writer and Director
05.27.11 by Ryan
Michael Myers might live again to escape death.
In 2007, The Weinstein Company successfully rebooted the Halloween franchise with director Rob Zombie's Halloween remake. After raking in $80 million in worldwide box office, Zombie directed Halloween II in 2009. While the sequel only made about half the profit, the studio immediately began developing a third Halloween anyway.
My Bloody Valentine 3-D director Patrick Lussier was hired in September 2009 to helm Halloween 3-D, and he quickly turned to frequent collaborator Todd Farmer to write a script. A year later, however, The Weinstein Company halted production. Lussier had no answer about the delay, admitting to Bloody-Disgusting last October that "we were very excited about the script we wrote." Still, the sequel languished.
In a recent interview with MTV, Lussier admitted that he and Farmer are still interested in making Halloween 3D.
We would love it to go through. We would make that the second somebody said, "Yes, go make it," because it's a script that we love and a script we're really passionate about and it's an amazing character and an incredible franchise, and it would just be a great experience for us to go back to the roots.
Lussier and Farmer were supposed to shoot Halloween 3D before their most recent movie, Drive Angry, but now Farmer says they could shoot the sequel after they finish another Weinstein Company project, a reinvention of Hellraiser.
Patrick and I had come up with sort of an idea and we went opening day to go see Halloween 2, and we went out of there with an idea of how to continue it. Hopefully if everything works out after Hellraiser we'll go right in to Halloween.
Farmer called the original 1978 Halloween "one of the movies that made us what we are today" and revealed that their Halloween sequel would "continue the story and do so in a way that sort of brings us back to the tone of [John] Carpenter that we started with."
Now The Weinstein Company just has to decide to make it.