Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes to take over Halloween franchise?

News Simon Brew
3 Apr 2012 - 06:52

Could the next Halloween movie come from the house of the horror remake, Platinum Dunes?

Here’s a story we were a bit wary of posting, given the day that it broke (April 1st). But from what we can ascertain, there’s actually something to this.

It’s basically about the future of the Halloween franchise. A reboot had begun, under the stewardship of Rob Zombie, and we were two films down the line, as you probably know. The plan was then for Halloween 3D to be released in cinemas this year. Only The Weinstein Company (through its Dimension Films arm) pulled the film from its schedules, and that seemed to be that for the time being.

However, Bloody Disgusting has reported that Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes company is in talks to take over producing the Halloween movies, picking up the reins from the Weinsteins. As part and parcel of this, the plans to make the next Halloween a 3D film have been dropped, and Platinum Dunes is looking for new writers and directors for the film (which means that writers Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier, who penned Drive Angry, are no longer involved). It’s also not going to be a found footage movie any more.

Platinum Dunes has, of course, become the home of not too hot horror remakes. Its collection thus far includes A Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hitcher. It’s also the firm producing next year’s Ninja Turtles.

More news on Halloween 3 (or whatever it ends up being called) as we get it. If it does, after all, turn out to be a big April fool’s joke, then we’ll gladly pass on the news. We wouldn’t get your hopes up, though…

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