Michael Bay Linked To New Halloween Reboot6.04.12 # Remake # 29 Comments
It’s war! On one side, nefarious Hollywood hooligan Michael Bay. On the other, the noble pop culture zealots of the worldwide web. The cause at stake? That slice of renaissance culture, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Cue aggressive snarling from both sides. Grrr. Oh, and Bay has a tactical ace up his sleeve: he’s apparently plotting to take the Halloween franchise hostage. What a rotter, eh?
Speaking of the Turtles origin controversy, you’d have to have been exposed to radioactive ooze to have enough fingers to count all the Halloween movies which have been cranked out since John Carpenter’s original first hit theatres in 1978. Well, that’s not actually true, but it could have been had the third instalment in the rebooted Halloween chronology, due to be scripted by Drive Angry’s Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer, gone into production ahead of a planned release date of October this year.
However, that movie, due to be filmed in 3D, officially bit the dust a few weeks ago, and it now seems that Michael Myers’ current gatekeepers, over at Dimension Films, are in discussions to take the saga in a fresh direction – by linking up with Platinum Dunes, the production company co-owned by Bay.
Platinum Dunes has primarily specialised in lame horror reboots since it began operating, with 2003’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre actually proving a relative highpoint in its output, certainly when compared to 2010’s Nightmare on Elm Street (a butchering more comprehensive than anything Freddy Krueger managed with that steel-tipped chin-tickler of his).
Those looking for glimmers of hope sparking from any Bay-backed Halloween might take solace from the fact the 3D approach now seems to be off the agenda.
And that Michael Myers might get to meet Optimus Prime.
Source: Bloody Disgusting
UPDATE: The proposal from Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes was rejected. There will be no Halloween movie in 2013. You can see what their opening sequence would have looked like in the animated version below, which was part of their proposal:
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