Monday, August 31, 2009
I am done, y'all, done.
After reading this, I'm lost for words.
There's another Halloween coming out in the summer of 2010. However, this one may be different...
What the FRAK? A different take? After 8 movies, 2 Rob Zombie-styled flicks and several comic books, the studio believes there's a different take? And to make this a 3D movie is like making it a cheap county fair ride.
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
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.
I am Michael Myers-ed out! They have bastardized the character, the movie and magic of this series. Michael is no longer The Shape, he is Toucan Sam. Just a character to put on a poster and a DVD box. This is heart-breaking, I know it sounds weird to say that about a Horror movie, but to destroy this series in the name of greed is too much.
This series should end! If I could, I would write the FINAL Halloween. In respect of John Carpenter's work, I would want this movie series to bow out gracefully.
What else can they do?
And why do they want to continue?
Is originality that dead?