While chatting today with writer and actor Todd Farmer about the upcoming home video release of the criminally under-watched Drive Angry 3D, Dread Central had the opportunity to get an update on two upcoming projects he’s attached to: the new Hellraiser project as well as Halloween III.
For fans looking for some news on Halloween III, Farmer said that the project will still eventually go forward, but most likely it will happen after he and director Patrick Lussier (who collaborated on both My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry) finish with their upcoming reimagining of Hellraiser.
Don’t worry, Clive Barker fans; Farmer says this new film isn’t planning to be a remake of Barker’s original movie. “We didn’t get on board for Hellraiser to remake Clive’s movie,” explained Farmer. “That movie is so unique and tells such a personal story so we don’t really see the need to remake it. Our plans are to take the mythology and set it in a modernized world that makes sense in context with the original. It’s not a remake and it’s not a reboot – it’s something else entirely. But we are definitely planning for our Hellraiser to be very R-rated so fans shouldn’t be worried there.”
“I think Halloween III will happen once we’re done with Hellraiser. I know we’ve spoken to Bob (Weinstein) and he’s still very much on board to make that movie happen, and I know we are, too, but I think it’s going to be a long ways off before we start working on Halloween III,” added Farmer.
And there you have it. Keep it here for more from Todd regarding Drive Angry in the coming days!
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