Halloween 3D: Michael Myers Comin’ At Ya!

myers3dYes, I’m glad they’re going in a different direction. No, we won’t be covering this movie on any regular basis. Yes, I love answering my own questions.

“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 andm 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.

Source: Ben Fritz @ LA Times

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26 Responses to “ Halloween 3D: Michael Myers Comin’ At Ya! ”

  1. HHHmmm, interesting. I for one am glad Zombie will not be back after what I saw yesterday. But perhaps it’s time to lay this series to rest.

  2. This is a golden era for Halloween fans. Keep new movies coming. You can’t kill the boogeyman!

  3. wow great news! I just hope Scout Taylor Compton will return if the character of Laurie is in this movie

  4. why not covering this movie?
    im so excited for this
    SCOUT BETTER RETURN!

  5. After totally loving Zombie’s Halloween II I’ll give it a look. But rumor has it that Steve Miner is directing and that’s already strike one. Besides the ok House & Lake Placid I find his movies to be weak to terrible. Like the weak Friday the 13th 2, the terrible Hallowen H20,and Day of the Dead remake [that I refuse to watch]. Hopefully it is just a rumor and he sticks to TV.

  6. Weak Friday The 13th Part 2??? Are you high Cathedral?? Part 2 is the best of the whole franchise!!

  7. “cathedral of demoni” is lame as fuck. you liked Zombie’s halloween 2?? HAHAHAHAHA you suck, dude!

  8. This should be good no matter who the directer is, i mean noone will prolly do a better job than Carpenter did on the original. So i just hope who ever directs will stick to the same story instead of another start over like H20 tried to do.

  9. well thats gonna suck. im glad all of these remakes are happening, it weeds out the real horror fans from the people that want to see the same plots and characters done over and over again. all the really good horror movies these days are underground and independant just how i like them, thats where all the original ideas are.

    Remakes/Reboots are Like Beating a Dead Horse to Death…..Again

  10. I agree with jared. Fuck these lame ass reboots. All they are good for are resurrecting their predecessors to long-overdue DVD status. These fucking Weinstein assholes, and all the other reboot happy producers, need to get some original ideas instead of sucking on the dicks of 30 year old horror icons looking for spare change…

  11. im glad zombie isnt returning,why the crap did he rippoff the jasons mom thing if he never liked friday movies anyway,the 2nd movie sucks hope the third returns to what was cool about halloween

  12. The only reason that Zombie did the whole “mother” sub-plot, was so that he could put his annoying slutty wife in a movie, it doesn’t seem like she can get a role on her own, so he has to make sure she is in all of his!!

  13. Freddy works better in 3D.

  14. i do believe lord infernious is right she was hot in house of a thousand corpses tho after that she took a shit man

  15. Who ever gets the gig for 3D, i hope they don’t go the H20 or resuurection direction, with casting people of popular tv shows and rappers!

    I don’t want to see michael myers meets the OC.

    If they do go the direction, all ya zombie haters will wished he directed it.

    one thing i can say about zombie is that he has fucking balls when it comes to making a horror film with a hardcore R rating.

    that reboot of last house was fucking PG-13… see no balls.

    H2 was awesome from beginning to end, with awesome deaths. was like watching a directors cut in the theaters, and if there is a directors cut, i know i wont be disappointed!

  16. Amen Mike e. Finally someone that see’s Halloween for what it is. And I totally agree HAlloween II “was awesome from beginning to end”.

  17. Sorry the above post was supposed to read that “I am NOT trying to act like her biggest fan”

  18. That seems an almost impossible question to answer. Both the chi flat iron and the chi hair straighteners get an average rating of about 4 out of 5. Each seems to have loyal and happy customers and there seems to be very few owners of one flat iron who switch over to the other.

  19. I thought, last house remake was rated r. are you talking about the recent one that just came out make e? and i agree H2 was awesome beginning to end. cant wait to buy it :)

  20. rob zombie sucks. period.he publicly criticizes friday the 13th,the only masked bad boy to have a major mommy issue,and then steals the idea and puts it in his shitty fucking movie,how do you say these movies(the fridays)suck and that jason is boring and has no depth and then steal what gives him that depth he sead jason doesnt have,what a fuckwad of bullshit that is,so in my opinion and to no offense to any one but rob zombie,rob zombie sucks.and no, i couldnt have done better.

  21. what? halloween h20 and friday 2 kicked ass. day of the dead remake was okay but it should have been called Zombie Warfare or something like that instead of giving it that title! and as for this movie… is it a sequal to rob zombies 2? or new story.. fucking hope a new story :P

  22. No wonder there spitting out with a producer like him :P forgot his name Ahkmed or something the halloween producer he just churns them out like butter at Dimension :D

    And I haven’t seen H2, please stop saying “HE RIPPED OFF JASON”…. I hate Rob Zombie and his films, but as far as i’m aware he didn’t rip off Jason.. in Freddy VS Jason a shit film which completely ignored and raped Jason’s mythology maybe… but he didn’t rip of the Friday the 13ths… Jason was never… ever seen talking to his mother, and she didn’t tell him to kill… infact the only reason she spilt blood was because she didn’t know he was still alive… its sort of Romeo and Juliet Ending… too late ive taken the poision but hes still alive only she never got to see him alive as far as shes aware before she died hes dead. so Screw you saying h2 is like jason….

  23. ok the third haloween sucked anyways it had nothing to do with myers at all it is about some company that puts computer chips into halloween masks to kill millions of children. season of the witch sucks

  24. Im no movie expert, never claimed to be and i never will claim to be, but if memory serves me right, Mrs. Voorhees was killing because noone was watching her son and he drowned, or so she thought, then jason started killing people because he saw his mother be-headed and was seeking revenge on anyone who returned to the camp. In H2 michael who we already know was disturbed is having visions of this dead mother because he wants his family to be together on halloween. it might just be me but that doesnt sound anything like jason and his mother at all. just because the movie has a character that is a mother doesnt mean that its copying anything. i love both the friday and halloween series of films and am looking forward to seeing the 3rd entry if it ever sees the light of day.

  25. @BrandEn –

    They both have issues and subsequent tendencies that are tied directly to their relationships with their mothers. I think that was the point being made, not that that one was an exact duplicate of the other with regards to motivation.

    Oedipal complexes are a source of tragedy in literature, this is just an extreme example :)

  26. dethklok you are an complete whingeing idiot. Halloween II and all the other sequels suck. Halloween III: Season of the witch is the true Halloween III and always will be. Plus it is the only good Halloween film aside from the original. It was John Carpenter’s idea to do it. Better than being saddled with Halloween 4,5,6,7,8,9 They were cash in garbage, made by profiteers, not filmmakers.

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