HalloweeN 3D Postponed Officially Bumped from 2012
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:12 AM
Given that we had yet to hear anything about casting or a shooting schedule, I suppose it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that Halloween 3D, the third film in the rebooted slasher franchise (and the first not to involve director Rob Zombie), has been officially postponed. More worrying news is that Halloween 3D has now adopted the dreaded release date “To Be Determined.”
This is getting to be a habit for Dimension Films, which earlier this year pushed Scary Movie 5 from this spring all the way to January 2013. Also, a full year ago, the studio dropped Piranha 3DD from its 2011 schedule and has yet to announce a new date. Postponing a 3D movie is not a shock, the filmmakers often need more time to finalize the three-dimensional effects... but the fact that the Dimension didn't specify a new release schedule makes me worry that Halloween 3D could be put on the shelf as long as Piranha 3DD, if not longer.
Dimension's Bob Weinstein was working with Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer to bring Halloween 3D to fruition. The duo behind Drive Angry 3D penned a script, but it was ultimately put on the back burner. Insiders tell us Halloween 3D is a priority and still very high on the Dimension priority list. They are still fielding pitches, as no script has been deemed good enough. Hopefully this means that they are going to put a lot of effort into the project, rather than releasing a sub-par film. Maybe this will turn out to be good news in the long run?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:56 AM
I don't remember seeing any good 3D movie in a really long time... and I mean, REALLY long time. Last one was AVATAR. Movie is really bad (goddamn Pocahontas!)but 3D was terrific. I still hate the movie tho, because I paid huge money to see Pocahontas in 3D!
ps. They should just drop the Halloween series for another 15 years. All "big three" would work lot better if they were just sequels (F13, Elm S, Halloween)
even TCM remake was more like sequel then remake.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:59 PM
There is no guarantee that taking longer to make a movie will deliver a better quality product. All it means is that they have no idea what to do at this point.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:06 PM
Exactly, they've had 3 years to come up with a good script and still they have nothing.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:23 PM
Yup, that's part of the problem. RZ left the series in such a mess it's very hard to figure out how to continue on with the next movie.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:09 PM
admit it, you know it's true!
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:26 PM
I just hope future director would not be Alexa Aje, guy who never made original flick.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:30 PM
i agree though would be cool to see him start doing some originals
i still think sam raimi would be a great choice in my opnion
Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:40 PM
Halloween 3:3D would be what Halloween 3 was to original series. So yes, we can expect Michael HippiBum to return for yet another slaughter in Rob Zombie's Halloween 4.
He won't do it. His career as horror director pretty much ended after Drag me to Hell.