Halloween 3D isn’t gonna happen this year. Aside from the fact that it’s no longer listed on Dimension’s release schedule, it’s also simple math. It’s March. For a quality film to come out by October it would at least have to start shooting around now. But not only is Halloween 3D not shooting, it’s not even in pre-production. There’s no cast. There’s no approved script. It’s still in development.
When BD’s Brian Collins sat down for a chat with Todd Farmer about the status of this project back in September, the date still looked to be October of this year, if not sooner. Farmer had worked on a draft that the studio had set aside, but his takeaway from the experience was that Dimension wanted it soon, regardless of whose take they ultimately might end up using. “Absolutely. The date has been set. October of 2012. And even that can be pushed forward if the movie’s ready, like the last couple.”
Apparently things have changed and Dimension hasn’t found a take on it that excites them. In a way, this could be perceived as good news. It’s widely known that Dimension still wants to make the project, and I take it their enthusiasm for the brand hasn;t dimmed since last year’s Farmer interview. Perhaps they’re just putting a lot of care into making sure it’s done right this time.
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There are some unconfirmed reports emerging that Halloween 3D may be getting pushed back from its October 26th release date. As of right now, STYD is reporting that the film has been moved to next year. Right now their story is unconfirmed, but the film hasn’t started shooting – or even firm casting yet. So I wouldn’t necessarily expect it this year.
When BD’s Brian Collins sat down for a chat with Todd Farmer about the status of that project back in September, the date still looked to be October of this year, if not sooner. “Absolutely. The date has been set. October of 2012. And even that can be pushed forward if the movie’s ready, like the last couple.” We’ll see what comes of it in the next few days. But in this town, it’s usually later rather than sooner. And the lack of momentum thus far does indicate that it might be pushed.
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Todd Farmer (writer of Drive Angry 3D, My Bloody Valentine and Jason X) is definitely in demand these days as someone the studios seek out in the horror game when they need someone who knows their sh*t.
Recently Todd and his frequent collaborator Patrick Lussier (director of Drive Angry 3D and My Bloody Valentine) had been attached to both the upcoming Halloween 3D and the ‘Hellraiser’ reboot.
Word on both of those fronts has been a bit quiet as of late so now, in an exclusive interview, Bloody Disgusting’s own BC chats with Todd about the status of those films, the general state of 3D vs 2D, as well as a few other upcoming projects. As some things may have changed since you last checked in, you definitely don’t wanna miss it!!!
Check it out after the jump!
UPDATED: Earlier today, Todd Farmer posted “Holy cow. That’s alot of emails, FB messages and PMs. Love the excitement but nothing’s changed. We’re still doing both. ” on his Twitter account. Sounds like Lussier and Farmer are still on board for BOTH Halloween 3D and Hellraiser!
The beginning of 2012 is already crowded with theatrical horror releases (that’s not a bad thing!), and it looks like it just got shook up a bit. Moving from it’s previous February 3 release date, Relativity Media’s House at the End of the Street is now set to bow on April 20.
The Mark Tonderai helmed film, which centers on a teen girl (Jennifer Lawrence) who moves with her mom to a new town and learns that their home is across the street from a house where a double murder took place, will now go head to head with Dimension’s Scary Movie 5. The film has been rumored to be in production of some sort since 2006, after its predecessor took in $41 million opening weekend. It’ll hit theaters April 20, 2012.
Speaking of films stuck in development hell, looks like Dimension is fast-tracking Halloween 3D (again!), with a release date of October 26, 2012. Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer are currently working on the Hellraiser reboot for the Weinsteins, which means they’re either shifting their focus or a new team is being brought in. Expect the rumors to start flying over the next few days.