Michael Bay's production company taking on Halloween sequel?

This story initially broke on April Fool's day, so we were sceptical at first, but it seems as though Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes has taken over stewardship of the Halloween franchise.

Bloody Disgusting reports that the mooted Halloween sequel, tentatively titled Halloween 3D , has now been scrapped in favour of a new direction for the franchise.

Whilst Drive Angry duo Todd Farmer and Patrick Lussier were initially attached to the project, Platinum Dunes is reportedly on the lookout to find new writers and directors to take the franchise forward. The 3D concept is also thought to have been ditched.

Halloween would swell the growing ranks of horror reboots that Platinum Dunes have been responsible for, including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , The Amityville Horror , Friday The 13th and A Nightmare On Elm Street .

Given that none of those particularly set the world alight, we can't say we're too thrilled by this latest development. And with Rob Zombie having rebooted the saga as recently as five years ago, can the story really stand another update?

Michael Bay clearly thinks it can. We just hope he's cleared some more room in his schedule for another round of fanboy ranting. He just can't get enough!