Donald Pleasence is probably rolling around in his grave right about now. After Rob Zombie’s successful reboots of the Halloween series, there have been talks about a 3rd film to be done in 3D (yikes). Now, the classic white-faced stalker may be leaving his beloved home of Dimension Films behind for Platinum Dunes.
Bloody-Disgusting reports that negotiations are close to closing on a deal that would give Platinum Dunes the rights to the Halloween franchise, which will essentially change any plans that the third remake had made. With Dunes behind the film, the movie will no longer be in 3D (thank God) or in found-footage form (thank you). However, the project will also move away from horror favorites, Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier, as director and writer of the upcoming movie.
Platinum Dunes is behind several other remakes of horror classics such as, The Amityville Horror, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th. As long as the film doesn’t turn into the reboots of Nightmare and Friday, I’ll probably be happy.
Am I the only one who enjoyed Zombie’s reboots? I think that people are way too hard on him and the films were done really well. I think that the first one was a lot better than the second because we got to see how Michael came to be the monster he is but the second one had too many dream sequences. However, I think that Zombie made Michael even more badass and vicious than he was in the original films.
What do you think about the third Halloween remake?