And it was with this announcement that I truly wished for the Halloween series to just go away. The Weinstein Company tried their best when they cosigned Halloween 3D to a fiery oblivion of TBD; that wasn’t enough, and now it’s back in a format none of us could’ve hoped for. That’s because BloodyDisgusting is reporting that Platinum Dunes — the Michael Bay-led production company responsible for most of the reboots of horror franchises you used to enjoy — are now in talks to acquire the property.
First off, this may leave Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer — director and writer, respectively, of My Bloody Valentine 3D and Drive Angry 3D — out in the cold. It ought to be evident enough from this company shift, but one should also consider the massive stylistic gap between that duo and Platinum Dunes; one is dedicated to over-the-top, violent fun, while the other has a penchant for needlessly gritty and ugly “violence.” I don’t need to explain who’s who in this scenario.
And, needless to say, it’s a shame that Halloween might be stripped of any entertainment and put through the Rob Zombie machine once more. (It should be noted that I probably hate his remake of Halloween more than any other film I’ve seen in a theatrical setting.) This franchise has been dead to me for a few years now, sure, but Platinum Dunes? Talk about rubbing salt in the knife wound.
Would you want more Halloween, even with Platinum Dunes doing the work?
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