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Patrick Lussier Hints at What Might Have Been for Halloween 3D

Patrick Lussier Hints at What Might Have Been for Halloween 3DLast month we heard from Tom Atkins about his possible role in Halloween 3D had Dimension Films proceeded with the script written by Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, and now Lussier himself has chimed in with a few more details on the project.

In a recent chat with MTV the writer/director explained that he and Farmer intended ‘Halloween 3D’ to be a natural extension of [Rob] Zombie’s ‘Halloween II,’ while at the same time returning the franchise to its origins.

“The film that we wrote took place, like, the next frame after Rob’s ‘Halloween II’ ended and immediately went into stripping Michael Myers back to his John Carpenter roots,” Lussier said, referring to the creator of the ‘Halloween’ franchise. “That’s what we did very quickly. And then you pick up the story a year later as Halloween rolls around again. Everybody’s back in the fray. That was our goal.”

As for whether or not he’d take the job were the Weinsteins to come calling again for him to bring his and Todd’s script to life, “If things were to work out…” he said, trailing off. “Right now my focus is on ‘Drive Angry’.”

Stay tuned, and keep your fingers crossed that maybe Dimension will finally get its act together on Halloween 3D.

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  • DavidFullam

    As the man who has already claimed “pointless hate on the new Halloween film” I say we have to get this idiot off this film and bring back the classic days of cartoon music accompanying cops, thorn tattoos, and kung fu rap artists. I plead with you, help me stop this film from getting made, if not then we can work to get it made again, but with a real director. Perhaps an Albert Pyun or Uwe Boll.

  • James Coker

    You know i’m probably commiting “Halloween” blasphemy here by saying this but I actually Liked the ORIGINAL Halloween 2(rosenthal) Better than John Carpenter’s Original, but that’s just me

  • Floydian Trip

    Fuck this movie and this franchise.

    I’ll go see the original on the big screen but that’s about it.

    Season of the Witch is one of the worst, most embarrassing movies to watch. I rented it for Halloween and had to bury my head in the pillow every 5 minutes because I didn’t want to think of how idiotic all the actors and characters were. Also I loved it as a kid and fuck what was I thinking?

    MBV3D sucked something fearce as well. Saw the original with the director along with Trick ‘r Treat and director downtown and the original kicks ass!

  • Vanvance1

    I actually like Carpenter’s original idea which was to use the Halloween name but make very different films.

    Right now Michael and Jason are interchangeable.

    P.S. The reason I give Farmer the nod is because I loved ‘Jason X’. It was everything you could hope for from a ‘Jason in space’ flick.

    • FireRam

      That indeed would have been cool. To have a movie named HALLOWEEN but each sequel keeping the name but having completely non-related story lines. However, Michael stuck around and has become my fav horror icon. As I stated earlier HALLOWEEN is my favorite horror series. NOW, to keep Carpenters original idea that you mentioned alive, maybe do that with TRICK R TREAT. Come out with a TRICK R TREAT sequel, but with completely new stories, and continue to do so. I would really enjoy that. As for JASON X I also really liked JASON X. I thought the kills were pretty cool and got a kick out of how Jason looked in space. I know many think that it is trash but I liked it.

      • Terminal

        A new series of stories with the Trick R Treat sequel would be great, as long as they keep that excellent Halloween spirit to it. That movie is just THE perfect Halloween movie. Even more so than Carpenter’s film. I know, it’s blasphemy but the thing is Halloween set down on Halloween, Trick R Treat was ABOUT Halloween that took place during Halloween and touched upon different aspects of the holiday to tell a kick ass series of tales.

        And I’m one of the few who liked Jason X a lot. It’s a fun cheesy time.
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        • FireRam

          Exactly! That’s what made TRICK R TREAT great, the atmoshere and it’s true Halloween spirit. I would very much enjoy more TRICK R TREAT movies with that kept intact. And I’m with ya as I said, I liked JASON X. It was something new and I appreciated it for that!

          • Terminal

            Halloween is a big fucking deal to me, so when I saw it twice during Halloween last year, god it was euphoric. That movie is near flawless. How it was fucked over like it was is just criminal!
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • Vanvance1

            Trick R Treat was huge fun. I think that might have been what Carpenter had in mind. Too bad the studio didn’t get behind the film; something I just don’t understand considering the utter crap they usually release.

            As for ‘Jason X’, I loved the tongue in cheek black humour. After 9 previous installments done with a serious bent it was nice to see a script providing both fun kills and clever riffs on the Jason cliches.

            Of course I also loved Bride and Seed of Chucky… but that tone seems unpopular with the mainstream.

    • Terminal

      That would have been an excellent idea, but audiences and studios are too stupid to understand the concept, so they just accepted more rehashed stories of Carpenter’s originals. I love slasher flicks to death, but the F13 and Halloween series are just xeroxes of the originals.
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  • Vanvance1

    I trust Farmer as a writer but I don’t think Lussier has the chops to make a good Halloween. Then again he’s never had time and a real budget, so who knows?

    I thought the Rob Zombie versions were interesting but not true to the spirit of the franchise. Worse, when compared to Carpenter’s they were just embarrassing.

    I did really enjoy Halloween H20; probably should have let it all end there.

    • FireRam

      Agreed. Because if they would have it would have been an acceptable ending to me. There would have been no anti-climatic death to Laurie, and the abysmal Resurrection would have never come to the screen. I guess on a positive now that Zombie made two Halloween movies Resurrection is no longer the worst in the franchise.

      • Terminal

        Laurie Strode’s death was so ridiculous. We’re supposed to believe she was smart enough to have avoided Michael for so many years and suddenly becomes a patient in a mental asylum who is killed off with barely a struggle? Ugh.

        The final scene in H20 was perfect, it should have been the last of the series.
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        • Verdugo

          Not to mention the way they brought back Michael back to life was completely retarded. We’re supposed to swallow that Michael cold-cocked a paramedic, dressed him up to look like the killer, and this paramedic actually attacks and tries to kill Laurie? Really?

          • Terminal

            I’m willing to swallow a lot of ridiculous things in horror. I mean I’m a fan of the F13 series, but that was beyond stupid! I mean I couldn’t believe my eyes at all.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • LSD Zombie

            Halloween H20 could have been a great closer as the ‘true’ third film in the series if not for LL Cool J’s comedic role, the recycled Scream score, and the distracting usage of different masks. The last of which is goofy as all hell.

          • Terminal

            Yeah I remember watching the Halloween documentary about how the studio butchered the movie before it was release. Sad stuff.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • FireRam

          I went with anti-climatic to try to sound all edumacated and stuff. I like “ridiculous”!!! We’ll go with ridiculous. More fitting.

          • Terminal

            Either one works. It was anti-climactic, ridiculous, outlandish, lazy, stupid, insulting to our intelligence, out of character, I can go on.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • FireRam

          Absolutely! The final scene in H20 was killer!! Fucking poetic! Would have been a GREAT way to let the franchise rest. And to agree with you or others that have wrote about HOW they brought MM back….Yes, that was just LAME.

          • Terminal

            People clapped when Laurie chopped Michael’s head off. The score had been settled and good beat evil, that was it. Either end it on that note, or don’t kill Michael off! It’s so simple!
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Terminal

    If Lussier is willing to rapidly go away from the Rob Zombie hell Michael is currently stuck in, I may just see it even if I have to suffer through another performance from that tart Scout Taylor Compton.
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    • FireRam

      I’ll see it because HALLOWEEN is my favorite horror franchise. Period. Bar none. I watched Zombies take with an open mind and gave it a shot and WANTED to like them. I did wait to see Zombies H2 until it came out on dvd (I said I’d give it a shot didn’t say I was looking forward to it haha). They have been erased from my mind and do NOT EXIST in my world. They are garbage. I look forward to a new Halloween, I like what Lussier said, and hope something comes to fruition. I have NEVER at the end of a movie felt anger and spite for what I saw like I did at the end of ZH2! Ok, DEEP BREATH, nvmd, clearing mind, moving on………..

      • Terminal

        I’m glad most people have worked at destroying the storyline set by Zombie. Hell even Devil’s Due published a large line of fantastic Halloween comics that stuck to the storyline by Carpenter and avoided any and all allusions toward Zombie’s monstrosities.

        Oh yeah, Scout Taylor Compton sucks.
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        “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

        • LifeMi

          Too bad Halloween 3 didn’t work out. From everything I read on Farmer’s blog and now Lussier’s comments, this could’ve been a return to the glory days. The original Halloween is untouchable and nothing anyone ever does will come close to it, but at the very least this could’ve been as good if not better than 2 and 4. And yes, Scout Taylor Compton sucks as Laurie Strode. Rob should’ve used Danielle Harris instead.

          • Terminal

            So Halloween 3 isn’t happening? That’s what I get for skimming the article.

            Yeah Danielle Harris would have rocked as Laurie Strode. In the original I rooted for Laurie, in the remake, I wanted her to seriously have her head crushed like a walnut.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

          • FireRam

            H2(Carpenter) is my favorite one of the franchise.

        • LSD Zombie

          Now now Terminal, you’re not being reasonable. An actor can only be as good as the writing he or she is given. And we all know we could write better script material with our asses than Zombie could with his fingers.

          I do agree though that Danielle Harris would have made a fantastic Laurie. She’s certainly earned a lead role in the series.

          • Terminal

            After seeing a lot of Scout Taylor Compton’s performances I’m convinced that even if Richard Linklater and Quentin Tarantino teamed up to write a Halloween movie, Compton couldn’t pull off the role to save her life. The girl simply can’t act. She’s yet another talentless average girl garnering a huge fan base for absolutely no reason right now.

            Harris would have rocked as Laurie if given the chance. She has the history, can actually pull off competent performances, and has a great scream.
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            “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”