Its been a long time coming, three years in fact, but a representative of the Weinsteins has said that Halloween 3D has now been green-lit. The sequel to Rob Zombies Halloween 2 has been stuck in limbo while the Weinsteins sorted out some finances, but all that is over now and the third film is now back on track. However, this does propose a potential problem. The director (Patrick Lussier) and writer (Todd Farmer) are both also working together on the Hellraiser remake, so now we will have to wait longer for one of these movies. It would seem that Halloween is the film which will come second, with a possible late 2012 slate to begin filming and then looking at a 2013 release, while the Hellraiser remake is set for release next year.
Both films will be massively anticipated but it looks like ol’ Pinhead and his Cenobites will get there first. Anyway, it is great news to know they are both happening, and here is what Todd Farmer said last week about the possible story for Halloween 3D:
“The goal of our Halloween was to basically have this incredibly exciting, prolonged opening that took you on a continuation from the exact second that Rob’s Halloween 2 ended, and then took you through some surprising events for the rest of that night, and then picks up a year later, as Halloween is rolling around again, to take the movie back to its Carpenter roots, to really take Michael Myers back to his origin and how he started, and to travel the rest of the movie with him in that state. That was something that we were and are still incredibly excited to present”
You know what, while we’re at it, here is what Lussier said a few weeks back about Hellraiser:
“The movie is going to be extremely violent,” says Lussier. “It’s undoubtedly going to be a hard R rating. We are still toying with the idea of whether or not to shoot in 3D. It’s really up to the studio to make that decision, but such discussions have taken place. Right now Todd [Farmer] and I are mainly focusing on the story while the powers-that-be decide.”