Last week it was rumored that director Steve Miner (Halloween H20, Friday the 13th Part 3) was returning to the rebooted franchise that Rob Zombie was vacating, but it looks like The Weinstein Co.would rather hire a director who has worked with 3-D technology more recently than 1982. Variety reports that Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) is negotiating with the Weinsteins' horror studio, Dimension Films, to take Halloween's psychotic killer Michael Myers into the third dimension.
The Weinsteins and Dimension have been experiencing some turbulent financial times. After Halloween II lost its opening weekend to The Final Destination, the Weinsteins clearly wanted a sure bet for Halloween 3-D. Lussier's Valentine grossed $51 million at the box office, about three times its budget, which is a good sign for a company that's trying to stay alive financially alongside horror movies like the upcoming Piranha 3-D and Scream 4. Posted 09.10.09 by Ryan
When the Weinstein Co. announced Halloween 3-D, they said they were negotiating with an experienced horror director, but didn't reference the director by name. According to Bloody-Disgusting, that unnamed director could likely be Steve Miner, the director of Halloween: H2O and Friday the 13th Part 2 and 3.
The Weinstein Co. promised a director for Halloween 3-D that would provide a "different take" on the series, which is not what Miner is famous for, but The Weinstein Co.'s "different take" could just mean "something other than what Rob Zombie did in Halloween II."
Until the Weinstein Co. or Dimension Films confirms the hiring, Miner is merely a rumor, but considering Miner's experience with slasher movies, including making them in 3-D, as he did with Friday the 13th Part 3, Miner certainly seems like a solid choice who could bring some stability to a growing, rebooted horror franchise. Posted 09.01.09 by Ryan