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Old 04-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Platinum Dunes taking over Halloween!

BD Horror News says that Platinum Dunes is currently in talks to take over the Halloween series – which was actually given a “fresh start” just five years ago with macabre Heavy Metal icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie offering a new take on the tale of Michael Myers, befitting of the “torture porn” era of horror moviemaking. Director Patrick Lussier was previously set to take over helming duties from Zombie on the next installment in the series, a 3D threequel simply titled… well, Halloween 3D, as was to be scripted by Todd Farmer (who also co-wrote Lussier’s My Bloody Valentine remake).

Lussier and Farmer are reportedly no longer involved with the next Halloween movie, now that Platinum Dunes is involved. Similarly, the 3D angle is being thrown out – along with any other potential “gimmicks” – in favor of a traditional 2D movie (like the company’s previous horror series do-overs).

Platinum Dunes co-heads Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (not Bay) tend to be directly involved with the company’s horror projects, and have a set model for how to reboot a classic slasher franchise (namely, make it “edgier,” more stylized, and amp up the body count/bloodiness). Expect Michael Myer’s next onscreen appearance to fit with that format.

So, if you’ve liked the company’s work to date, you should be okay with its version of a Halloween movie. As for everyone else: feel free to voice your dissenting opinions in the comments section.

http://screenrant.com/halloween-3-mo...-sandy-162637/
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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Can't even be bothered to get upset about them anymore. Probably won't even see this, ever.

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Iconic as the first Halloween was its really getting old. How is it going to get any edgier? Increasing the body count is mundane for The Shape that only kills.There's nothing new to stir up.
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I am so pissed about this. They are going to rape Michael Myers like they did Jason and Freddy.

Is Michael going to be a weed farmer too?
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I am so pissed about this. They are going to rape Michael Myers like they did Jason and Freddy.

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They were turned into jokes long before PD got their hands on them, though. Really? What's the worst that can happen at this point? Horror does well at the box-office? Or even, they make a film you like?

They make safe films. You can't really fault them for that. Fault them for making poorly-made safe films if that's how you feel, and don't watch them. If you're familiar with PD's catalogue... the decision to see this movie or to not see it should pretty much be a no-brainer for you. It's not worth getting upset about.
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They were turned into jokes long before PD got their hands on them, though. Really? What's the worst that can happen at this point? Horror does well at the box-office? Or even, they make a film you like?

They make safe films. You can't really fault them for that. Fault them for making poorly-made safe films if that's how you feel, and don't watch them. If you're familiar with PD's catalogue... the decision to see this movie or to not see it should pretty much be a no-brainer for you. It's not worth getting upset about.
Quoted for truth. At this point, there really is nothing to lose. The series has been all over the place, and there's no where to go but up.
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At least it will most likely resemble a Halloween movie. I agree with Alkaline.
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Up nothing, they should do it on a submarine!!!

Seriously tho. Not sure how you can make the same thing but, better and really get anywhere. How do you do something new without breaking it? Obviously that's the dilemma of every remake or sequel, but Halloween is already pretty bare bones, what worked is that it was done nigh perfectly.

What I'd like to see different myself is more from Loomis's perspective. He knew the Shape for what it was. Once he figured that out, what else did he learn after piercing the veil?

For me, I saw Loomis as much like the unbelieved teenager trying to warn the town of the coming terror who's not believed till they can't ignore it any more.
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Seriously tho. Not sure how you can make the same thing but, better and really get anywhere.
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