It's official: The Weinstein Company is continuing every franchise they own the rights to. After releasing Scream 4 in April, the studio (via their Dimension Films label) is looking to relaunch its remaining franchises, as ComingSoon reports that Halloween 3-D and Scary Movie 5 have both received release dates.
A few years ago, Dimension had started putting together a third installment on director Rob Zombie's Halloween reboot (there was a sequel — 2009's Halloween II), hiring My Bloody Valentine 3-D director Patrick Lussier. Lussier turned to screenwriter, and frequent collaborator, Todd Farmer to write a script for the proposed 3-D sequel, but Dimension halted production in October of 2009.
Last month, Lussier and Farmer publicly admitted that Halloween 3-D was something they wanted to make, but we were waiting for someone to tell them to "go make it." It's unclear whether Dimension will use Farmer's script or whether Lussier will direct, but with a release date of Oct. 26, 2012, for Halloween 3-D it would be surprising to bring on another writer and director. Lussier and Farmer are currently busy preparing a reinvention of the Hellraiser franchise for the studio, but could conceivably start Halloween 3-D once they have finished. what about Scary Movie 5? >>