In what seems like a reaction to Halloween II coming in third at the box office this weekend, Bob Weinstein has announced to the LA Times that a new sequel is already on the way. One that is free of Rob Zombie and to be shot in 3D.
From the article:
“The independent studio’s co-chairman Bob Weinstein said today that the 3D sequel, titled, appropriately enough, “Halloween 3D,” is in development.
The investment it takes to shoot movies in digital 3D has proved particularly lucrative for horror films. For “The Final Destination,” this weekend’s No. 1 movie, theaters with at least one 3D screen earned 3.25 times as much as those that showed the movie in 2D only, according to distributor Warner Bros. That’s substantially higher than for other recent releases. The equivalent 3D 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 and for June’s “Up” it was 2.2. January horror flick “My Bloody Valentine” earned 6.4 times as much from 3D theaters as it did from 2D 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 3D.” 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.”
So where does that leave us? It’ll be interesting to see where the next film picks up given the events of Zombie’s Part II. Will Laurie be the killer? Will Michael return to bust her out? Is Loomis finally dead? Stay tuned for more on this one soon.
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