Sunday, August 30, 2009

Halloween 3D ??? has this tidbit of news from the LA Times:

""Halloween II" may not have won the box office this weekend, but Weinstein Co. is taking a lesson from the movie that did as it prepares a sequel for next summer.

The independent studio's co-Chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3-D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, "Halloween 3D," is in development.

The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3-D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For "The Final Destination," this weekend's No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3-D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2-D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That's substantially higher than for other recent releases. The equivalent 3-D multiple for last month's "G-Force," for instance, was only 1.7 on its first weekend. For July's "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" it was 1.4 and for June's "Up" it was 2.2. January horror flick "My Bloody Valentine" earned 6.4 times as much from 3-D theaters as it did from 2-D on its opening weekend.

Weinstein said Rob Zombie, who directed "Halloween II" and 2007's reboot of the 31-year-old horror series, won't return for "Halloween 3-D." He said the studio is in negotiations with a new director, whom he declined to name, who has experience in horror and has a "different take" on the franchise."



Would I love to see a Michael Myers flick in 3D? Hell yeah!

Would I like to see Zombie's vision carried forward? Hell no!!!

Guess time will tell.

And yeah, call me petty, but I AM glad that The Final Destination beat Halloween II in theaters.



  1. I'll take your word for it - I know you didn't care for the first Zombie re-imagining and will wait for this one on Netflix. :)

  2. I've never been crazy about Zombie as a rock singer or a movie director.

  3. i hope the H3 in 3D is about Silver Shamrock and kid's masks that melt and are full of bugs but it'll probably be another MM slasher.

    and my guess is Nispal will be directing. he did the 13th remake and the TCM. why not let him go for the trifecta.