Bloody Disgusting has an exclusive so shocking that I can’t even believe I’m reporting it.
I’m told that Dimension Films allegedly no longer has the rights to Halloween. I got nervous even writing that sentence, although our scoop has been confirmed as of Monday night.
Yes, if true, Michael Myers will no longer be controlled by The Weinstein Company, who has been behind the franchise for 20 years. They first produced the 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the sixth film in the franchise, and have since gone on to deliver us Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and Halloween: Resurrection, as well as Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake and its sequel, H2.
While they had been in development on a third film (potentially in 3-D) with Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, what I’m hearing is that Miramax is starting over with Malek Akkad.
Allegedly, Miramax is shopping the franchise and seeking a new distributor.
If you want to speculate, how cool would it be if this were to land at Warner Bros./New Line or at Paramount Pictures? While the “Universe” pot is hot, could you imagine a shared universe with Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface?
Leatherface and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre rights were once owned by New Line, as was Jason Voorhees (which was sent to Paramount in exchange to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar). It is an absolute possibility to bring all of these horror icons under one roof. Someone’s just got to be proactive to make it happen.
Warner Bros./New Line I’m looking at you…