Major ‘Halloween’ News From ’3D’ to the ‘H6′ Producer’s Cut!

Halloween 6- The Curse of Michael Myers

Some seriously big Halloween news was reported out of this past weekend’s Saturn Awards in California.

Collider caught up with Malek Akkad, who took over the family business and worked on the five most recent Michael Myers films.

The site covered a wide variety of topics and received very candid answers. The biggest news to break is that the upcoming Halloween box set will include the Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers!

Yes. I can announce that on the box set we will have the Producer’s Cut, finally. […] It’s been around for so many years and people have bad bootlegs, so I’m really happy that we were able to get the right elements and put it all together. And it looks – the transfers great, the sound is great. I think fans are going to be really happy with it.

He also talked a bit how they planned to continue the Thorn plot but Halloween H20 sent them down a new path.

“We did discuss continuing it and, what happened was, we were coming up to the twentieth anniversary and [The Curse of Michael Myers] wasn’t one of the bigger box office hits. So what the studio and I and my father, we got together and said, ‘Let’s do the twentieth anniversary.’ And the only way to do that properly was to get Jamie Lee [Curtis] back. So when you bring Jamie Lee back, it kind of leads to a whole different kind of storyline. It’s focused on the whole, Jamie Lee/Laurie Strode character. So, the Thorn thing faded away with that, but I think that was the right move because H20 was a great movie.”

The writer also talked a bit about Rob Zombie’s remake, and asked about a “rape scene in the hospital” that was deleted out of the final cut of the film.

“It was a bit graphic and we kind of wanted to ride that fine line that, the people that Michael kills, we want to feel for them. So, immediately, the two guys, when they’re… the rape scene. You wanted him to kill them, you start rooting for Michael to kill them. It was that fine line. We wanted it to still be scary and we wanted the kills to still be scary, not root for Michael. I think that was the thinking at the time.”

As for the now defunct Halloween 3D, which is being revived in some unknown capacity, Akkad reveals that they were two weeks away from shooting when The Weinstein Company pulled the plug!

“Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier did a script. The next day after the last one came out, we were back in production for Halloween 3D. We were about two weeks from going down to Louisiana to shoot it and for whatever reason, the studio thought we were maybe moving a little bit too quickly. I disagree. I think we had a great script and a great team and it would have been a massive hit. But right now we’re currently working on a new script for Halloween 3, so it’s all in the works right now.”

Lastly, will the potential Halloween 3D follow the characters from the Zombie franchise?

“I can’t talk about it too much right now, but it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements. But I really want to bring it back to kind of like, the classic – because the last one got a little dark – I want to bring it back to the classic Friday night horror film that people will really like.”

You can catch the entire video interview at the above link.

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  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Yes! bring back the simple concept of “Boogeyman stalking babysitters”. No grunge and no white unicorns, please. We just want likable characters getting offed on Halloween night by good ol’ Mikey :)

    • David Angle

      Let’s hope it isn’t a sequel to EITHER Halloween universes. (Resurrection and H2 ended both storylines for the characters on horrible uncontinuable plots). I’d rather it focus on a new set of characters with only Michael’s origins and the Laurie Strode attack in tacked…but not the focus. Something similar to Halloween 4 but minus the whole bloodline story plot they used.

      • WalkingDeadGuy

        Yea, I think they should just reboot the entire franchise; new teens in Haddonfield who meet the infamous Michael Myers. A love letter to Halloween fans!

    • Krug09

      Add in a man of no taller then 6 feet too.

  • Cameron Fraser

    You can find that Halloween 3D script online, and it would have made Resurrection look like fucking Citizen Kane it’s a very good thing it never got made.

  • ThunderDragoon

    Yes, classic, that’s the word I want to hear. Make it awesome!

  • M M

    Yes to classic. No to any kind of connection to zombie’s films.

  • Khy

    The H3D screenplay was written in only 8 days during a hurried as fuck production, so of course it wasn’t going to be good. That said it was a fun silly read but I do like some of the stuff they did, if ironed out and given proper time and with a few things changed it could be worked into a decent script.

    • Krug09

      …Wait the real script for H3 is available? … LOL i had no idea. i remember reading Farmer’s blog about it 2-3 years ago.

  • REC03

    i really just want it to focus on Michael killing people we care about it in Haddonfield. bring back the atmosphere and simplicity. if they do “re-boot” it don’t recreate the iconic characters just create new ones.

    • Khy

      Pretty much this!

  • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

    TORN on this!

    One one hand, I’m not a big fan of H2 ’09, but there’s a part of me that wants to know what happens after the cliffhanger with Scout Compton’s devious smile.

    Whatever the case is I hope they return to Halloween’s roots. I don’t have to many big problems with a modernized twist, but PLEASE no gimmicky 3D crap! I cringe at the thought of a showy 3D film with one of the most iconic horror characters ever reaching and stabbing towards the screen for cheap “oh, cool!” reactions.

    • VictorCrowley

      Admittedly, I’m no expert on Zombie’s H2, but I believe that ending was more of a story-closer than it was a cliffhanger. In the commentary, RZ confirmed that Laurie died during the climax of the film which would lead one to think the ‘smile’ was her simply being happy she was reunited with her real family. At least, that’s what I took away from it.

      • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

        Ah, I didn’t know that. And to think I have the movie on DVD, and never listened to the commentary. lol. Thanks Victor!

        • VictorCrowley

          Np, Bro. And I’m sure they could just as easily ignore all that and bring Scout back if they really wanted to. I believe she even tweeted recently that she can’t wait to get back “in the mind of Laurie Strode”.

          • http://mitchmacready.blogspot.com/ Zombie-Killa

            True! I wasn’t a fan of how Zombie turned Laurie into this unbearably annoying brat in H2, but I don’t blame that on Scout. She was a promising Laurie Strode, and I wouldn’t mind a return for the new film.

      • bigevilworldwide

        Yeah your completely right..He wanted the unrated ending used in the theatrical cut but the studio didn’t want it finalized like that.

    • bigevilworldwide

      That was Laurie dying….Rob Zombie says it specifically in the commentary the unrated ending is the one he prefers and wanted to use…Everyone dies, Michael, Laurie and Loomis. He didn’t want them to be able to continue what he saw as the completed story

    • Krug09

      Farmer should release the unused H3 script.

  • VictorCrowley

    Definitely on board with them going back to the classic feel. Wish they’d make a full 70′s style throwback.

  • SaltSlasher

    Typical news. There is something happenings, but we can’t say exactly what it is happening, nor even admit something is actually happening.

    I don’t see how a movie gets shut down 2 weeks away, there must be a reason. Everyone knows Myers movies are going to sell.

    • Khy

      Well you have to look at it this way- Rob Zombie’s Halloween 2 had just hit theaters and literally a few DAYS later Farmer and Lussier come on board for H3D. But there’s a catch, they have to have the film shot and completely in the can by January 2010 so they could start production on their next movie Drive Angry. It’s already September. So in that short amount of time they have to produce a script, do location scouting, start casting(which would be a bitch considering the movie is literally a jump up thing and you’re asking for the returning actors to take time out of their personal lives to come and film a sequel to a movie they just finished press for all at a moments noticed), and then shoot the movie and have all of this completely done by January for a summer release…that was just too much. It’s a good thing the Weinsteins shut down the production because what we would’ve gotten would have been a hurried, cheap looking mess that would have probably replaced Resurrection as the laughing stock of the series. And that would have been very dangerous especially since around that time people were sour towards RZH2. It’s a good thing they waited and took a few years to recharge. I still like Farmer & Lussier, I have nothing against them at all, I just think the odds would have been against them at delivering a decent movie with that fast of a production.

      • bigevilworldwide

        You can find the script online. and Jesus Christ is it god damned terrible, it makes that stupid as shit Busta Rhymes karate fighting Michael look academy award winning….It’s exceptionally clear from reading it why it was scrapped

  • Keanu Reeves

    I checked out after the piece of shit that was H2O

    • Nick Peratrovich

      Wow Keanu Reeves didn’t like H20

      • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

        Wasn’t a bad movie, but Resurrection made the ending of H20 pretty bad. Guess I’ll blame Halloween Resurrection, not H20.

  • Cory John William Kamermans

    Laurie breaks out and moves to Santa Mira, California and takes job at Silver Shamrock. There’s your movie.

  • Golic

    “major news”.

  • Bryce Inman

    Well I’m excited about the Producers Cut!

    • bigevilworldwide

      Better reserve it from amazon now then…The producer’s cut only comes in the 16 disc limited collector’s edition, it is NOT included in the standard 10 disc set

  • Jackie Elizondo

    I really do hope that they make a new one

  • Taboo

    I really like the idea of them making a new one and to picking up and continuing from where H20 left off. I doubt Jamie Lee Curtis would want to do another one of these though.

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      Halloween Resurrection picked up from where H20 left off. Jamie Lee Curtis died in Resurrection….so that’s that.

      • bigevilworldwide

        She barely wanted to do that one from the sound of it when she is asked in interviews she only agreed IF they killed her in the beginning of the film.

        As far as she was concerned it should have ended after H20 which she kind of has a point about, that whole movie needed to be scrapped and rewritten. Things like the mask needed to be sorted out since I believe there were 7 different masks thrown around in that movie none of which looked right, I’ve always thought the guy that played him looked way to damn skinny also

        • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

          Most original actors/actresses don’t want to keep doing sequels, but nothing will change the legend of Michael Myers.

          Myers definitely started to look like a goon over the years, but that’s what made it fun. Maybe he ate too many pork chops and couldn’t afford better masks.

          As far as the next film, it should take place in the original series, but tell a new story. I’d like to see what happens after the entire Myers family is dead. What’s next for Michael? Does he call it a day?

        • Nick Greeley

          She originally agreed to do H20 because she thought that it was legitimately going to be the last one. It wasn’t until 2 weeks before principal photography that she learned that the writer’s clause did not allow Michael to be killed off (this must have changed after the Weinstiens fully acquired the rights), so they convinced her to stay on the film if it was just implied that Michael was killed.

  • Khy

    LMAO The guy in the Michael mask standing behind Malek Akkad is creepy as fuck throughout that interview. He just stands there, tilting his head to the side. That interview alone has scared me more than the past four films in the series :p

  • David Angle

    Please remove the rape from the Halloween remake. It was AWFUL and unneeded and I did not want to root for Michael but fear Michael.

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      Just don’t buy the directors cut.

      • bigevilworldwide

        You would technically have to wait for the box set to get the theatrical on blu ray. Currently they only have the director’s cut.

        But then again it leaves important information out like the Producer’s cut, RZ H1 theatrical cut only come in the 16 disc limited collector’s edition. neither are in the standard 10 disc box

        • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

          Didn’t know that. I have the dvd which isn’t the directors cut.

          • baronterror

            the rape scene is bad and out of place. But the rest of the “Directors cut” is pretty tops. minor, but I like it.

          • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

            I remember not liking it at all compared to the theatrical release.

      • David Angle

        That is rather impossible since it won’t allow me to buy it the theatrical version in this collection. And even then I liked the directors cut. Just not the pointless rape scene that truly serves no purpose to Michael or the plot. At least the cop escape scene displayed him as a beast who we think is out to murder his family but is actually willing to do ANYTHING to reunite with Laurie.

  • http://HalloweenDailyNews.com HalloweenDaily

    This is “major news”? The H6 Producer’s Cut was announced when the Complete Collection box set was first announced weeks ago.

    • bigevilworldwide

      It’s only in the limited collector’s edition…It’s not in the standard box set

    • baronterror

      yeah, not major news. But cool reads.

  • horrorexpert10

    Just make the movie better than both of zombie’s. That’s all I ask

    • michaeldal65

      Jeez that won’t be hard. Awful, ugly films. Perhaps John Carpenter might take another stab?

    • Jay Bartholomew

      Some whiny bitches on this site.

    • horrorexpert10

      agree with both of you

    • A Little Too Raph

      NEVER!

  • David Angle

    Make Halloween 3D unrelated to any Halloween universe except for the core origins and Laurie Strode escaping his rampage.

    • bigevilworldwide

      You do know she died in Resurrection if you want to talk about the old series, and in H2 if you saw the unrated ending, which Zombie flat out said in the commentary he preferred that ending because Laurie, Michael and Loomis all die..

      • baronterror

        In my mind, the only way that I can even begin to accept Resurrection is that Laurie didnt get killed by MIchael, since he is dead, but her Laurie persona died and that she herself became “Michael” because she was so nuts after H20 she (like major insperation Psycho) had to become Michael. Seen through that lens, Ressurection is actually really good. You just have to ignore the refrence to the bullshite “medic in mask” that is so clearly not what was intended or what we saw in H2O.

      • Leebo

        I dunno, they could easily bring the original Laurie back after the events of Resurrection.
        Simply she fell, broke her back and went into a coma. Years later she awakens and is paralysed from the legs down and has to deal with her brother coming home for one final night…..

      • David Angle

        Dude you obviously did not read what I said. I am saying for this film to not follow either Robs or Johns storylines except that Michael killed Judith and came back to find his sister and destroy her. Not Jamie Laurie or Taylor Laurie but another universe Laurie whose gone missing and is believed dead. Have it follow a new set of teens with one who has a surprise connection to Michael possibly. (Like one being the daughter of Judith’s best friend who ran into Michael once or twice possibly like Halloween 4). Or no connection at all (look at Halloween Nightdance comic run).

        Also Resurrection and H2 is not canon to me. The worst films I refuse to acknowledge. Just like many refuse to acknowledge Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X or Gremlins 2 as canon.

  • SemajTheSellout

    I personally liked the remake and the sequel (I hated the latter immensely until a second viewing years later. Terrible script, masterfully directed). Especially Michael’s presence and brutality as well as the back story (sue me). My biggest problem was Laurie in both and Dr. Loomis in part 2. Sheriff Brackett was the tits. Bring back Brad Douriff if you’re gonna continue.

    That being said, I’m psyched for a new Myers flick. As long as they can atleast match Rob’s direction and improve on the dialogue, I’ll be happy.

    • bigevilworldwide

      The H2 script was far from terrible….Perhaps you need to watch it with the commentary on and have it explained to you, it’s a hell of a lot deeper than simple people give it credit for. It’s also less about Michael and more about Laurie’s descent into madness bringing the “family” around full circle.

      • SemajTheSellout

        By script, I meant verbal dialogue. I actually like where Rob took it. He just has a problem with putting the word Fuck everywhere. And the conversations were very shallow and I hated the way the women, aside from Annie, spoke.

    • baronterror

      Yeah. I am very happy and excited by what they did with Sheriff Brackett in both movies, and I did like the young Michaels stuff. But boy did Loomis really have to suck so bad in part II to allow Brackett to succeed? I’m afraid yes, but I would have rather Loomis not have even been in Rob’s II. Still only seen Rob’s II once, at the theatre. So I’ll give it a go on Blueray with this new collection. I think this collection is a fan’s dream come true. I know it is mine.

  • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

    Is this major news or all stuff we knew already?

    For what it’s worth, I hope bringing it back to the classic also means the original series.

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    Why haven’t they asked the writer/director of ‘Trick ‘r Treat’, Michael Dougherty, to take a stab (pun totally intended) at H3??? The man sure knows how to capture the halloween spirit in every frame.

    • baronterror

      indeed sir, indeed. But I feel he is better served working on the evidently quite possible comming sequel to Trick R Treat, my favourite Halloween movie ever.

  • michaeldal65

    Wish there was an option to buy this box minus the Zombie-fied recycles….

  • macguffin54

    From now on if this site advertises “Halloween” news I suggest we all go to the official website to see if there is something there rather than falling for this site’s lies and adding traffic by clicking on a bogus link. There is nothing new or “news” about anything in this article. They could have simply ran with a story about an interview with Malek about Halloween. This “major news” lie is getting old.

  • Christensen

    “Major news” lmfao

  • Cyril Veakspey

    Thanks, Rob Zombie for the worst remake ever.

    • J Jett

      thanx Cyril for the most hyperbolic statement ever.

  • c-s-a78

    what about Laurie Strodes son john tate?they could continue from there!?!

  • E5150

    you know if you all would actually read the post there is a bit of new info about the producers cut’s transfer and sound

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      But does that count as major news?

  • Kagutaba

    TL;DR “We’ve never known how to turn this into a good franchise. As you can see, we’ve been throwing anything and everything at the wall to see if we could get something to stick. We clearly never know what to do story-wise, so hopefully the 3D angle will put us in the black for the next entry.”

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      I bet I can whip something up much better if I was given a chance. Actually, I bet most fans could.

  • Bran Kranz

    I’ve read the Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier script for Halloween 3 and it is absolutely wretched! If you did not like the first two remakes (which I LOVED), you will most definitely not like this one. If they make the third film based on their script, you will begin to appreciate the first two films.

    • http://Voorhees83 Voorhees83

      Or still hate them and just hate the 3rd even more. Personally I don’t mind them, but I’m not a big fan of remakes in general.

  • Krug09

    “it will definitely keep elements and bring in new elements” I just REALLY hope it will not follow RZ’s story. That remake was a piece of shit. I watched it again recently but i think it was the director’s cut with the rape. Theres 3 versions idk which scenes belong to which. I think it should be new movie with new people but keep some of the same ideas. Like getting to know likable people and Myers does his random kills.

  • Rainbowbeany

    I vote for Halloween:Days of Future Past. That way they can go back and fix the remake lol

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  • Michael Greenwaldt

    I wish they would have let Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, creators of the French film INSIDE and the upcoming AMONG THE LIVING, do the sequel to Zombie’s Halloween. They were supposed to. Not sure what happened with that. I loved INSIDE and can’t wait to see AMONG THE LIVING. Would be awesome to see what these guys would do with a “Halloween” movie. Since they never did H2 I would love to see them do the next.

    • Khy

      Yes! They were very close to signing onto H2 I believe before Rob decided to return. I definitely think they would be a great fit for Halloween. Dimension is constantly passing up on great filmmakers when it comes to this series.

  • Pre

    I enjoyed the remake simply because it featured Michael Myers. I think the RZ Myers mask was, by far, the best one. When it comes to the story, well–that’s where I dissent. Michael Myers shouldn’t be a product of early childhood home life. With Halloween, I feel like the audience doesn’t want or need Michael to be the quintessential sociopath; he’s the iconic Michael Myers and he should transcend psychological diagnoses and medical conventions (isn’t that why Loomis originally “gave up” on him?). This movie should begin in ancient Ireland or Scotland where Michael’s bloodline is cursed during Samhain and show how the curse ends with Michael.

  • Mentallect

    Rob Rombie white trashes every movie, lacks subtlety, and puts his wife in every movie to its detriment. Michael Myers was too large. That is Jason. MM sneaks up on your, but how can a man 6’9″ sneak up on anyone? The mask was one of the better ones, but they really need someone who uses shadow and finesse. MM is not Leatherface. MM psychopathic depiction as a motive was junk.